opine

[oh-pahyn]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), opined, opining.
to hold or express an opinion.

Origin:
1575–85; < Latin opīnārī to think, deem

unopined, adjective

opine, opinion.


say, suggest, allow, guess, imagine.
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opine (əʊˈpaɪn)
 
vb
(when tr, usually takes a clause as object) to hold or express an opinion: he opined that it was all a sad mistake
 
[C16: from Latin opīnārī]

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opine
mid-15c. (implied in opinable), from M.Fr. opiner, from L. opinari "have an opinion, suppose, think, judge," perhaps related to optare "to desire, choose" (see option).
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Example sentences
Senior soldiers opine loudly and publicly on security policy.
Some pundits opine that the balance between privacy and security must shift in favor of the latter.
Alaskans are certainly qualified to opine about narcissism.
Some historians opine that the overall situation actually improved.
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