verb (used with object), verb (used without object), opined, opining.
to hold or express an opinion.

1575–85; < Latin opīnārī to think, deem

unopined, adjective

opine, opinion.

say, suggest, allow, guess, imagine.
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opine (əʊˈpaɪn)
(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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Word Origin & History

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
Scientists might pay for eggs, they opined, so long as a suitable committee
  monitored the exchange.
He also opined that the veteran's complaints regarding a lower gastrointestinal
  condition were not related to his.
Ware opined that claimant could sit up to eight hours per day and stand and
  walk up to four hours per day.
He opined that the veteran's right knee and right ankle problems were due to
  his in-service injury.
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