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guess

  

      vb   when tr, may take a clause as object  
1    when intr, often foll by: at or about   to form or express an uncertain estimate or conclusion (about something), based on insufficient information  
guess what we're having for dinner     
2    to arrive at a correct estimate of (something) by guessing  
he guessed my age     
3    Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to believe, think, or suppose (something)  
I guess I'll go now     
4    keep a person guessing   to let a person remain in a state of uncertainty  
      n  
5    an estimate or conclusion arrived at by guessing  
a bad guess     
6    the act of guessing  
7    anyone's guess   something difficult to predict  
     (C13: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Swedish gissa, Old Danish gitse, Middle Dutch gissen; see get)  
  guessable      adj  
  guesser      n  
  guessingly      adv  


second-guess  
      vb  
Informal  
1    to criticize or evaluate with hindsight  
2    to attempt to anticipate or predict (a person or thing)  
  second-guesser      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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guess

  

      vb  
1    conjecture, estimate, fathom, hypothesize, penetrate, predict, solve, speculate, work out  
2    believe, conjecture, dare say, deem, divine, fancy, hazard, imagine, judge, reckon, suppose, surmise, suspect, think  
      n  
3    ballpark figure     (informal)   conjecture, feeling, hypothesis, judgment, notion, prediction, reckoning, shot in the dark, speculation, supposition, surmise, suspicion, theory  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb   be certain, be sure, know, prove, show  
      n   certainty, fact  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Your guess is as good as mine exp.
used to tell someone that you do not know any more about a subject than they do
Ex: Jill: 'How long should we bake this pie?' Jane: 'Your guess is as good as mine'.

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