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intuit

[in-too-it, -tyoo-; in-too-it, -tyoo-] /ɪnˈtu ɪt, -ˈtyu-; ˈɪn tu ɪt, -tyu-/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to know or receive by intuition.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; back formation from intuition
Related forms
intuitable, adjective
unintuitable, adjective
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  • Instead of scanning individuals, you have to intuit the pre-ambush ambience.
  • Many of us can intuit that from our personal experience.
  • We seem to intuit that some good can come from rough sledding.
  • We do not presume to intuit the causes of headaches, memory formation or visual processing.
  • The article provides evidence for a conclusion that many overeaters intuit: food can be addictive.
  • Yet, this knowledge may be more reflective of the realities of biology or physics than something that humans could intuit.
  • To be sure, he was no more acute than others, or quicker to intuit exactly what it was that was not evident.
  • Yet human mathematicians can intuit the truth of some such statements.
  • We intuit this in every argument against immortality.
  • The single biggest advantage that traditional science and technology elite is there ability to intuit when things are inaccurate.
British Dictionary definitions for intuit

intuit

/ɪnˈtjuːɪt/
verb
1.
to know or discover by intuition
Derived Forms
intuitable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for intuit
v.

1776, "to tutor," from Latin intuit-, past participle stem of intueri (see intuition). Meaning "to perceive directly without reasoning" is from 1840, in this sense perhaps a back-formation from intuition. Related: Intuited; intuiting.

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