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1. guess

verb. ['ˈgɛs'] expect, believe, or suppose.

Synonyms

  • opine
  • reckon
  • suppose
  • suspect
  • expect
  • think
  • anticipate

Antonyms

  • disrespect
  • disesteem
  • mistrust
  • distrust

Etymology

  • gesse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gessen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Guess

  • transgress
  • nevertheless
  • stds
  • nonetheless
  • l'express
  • dispossess
  • convalesce
  • tcas
  • simplesse
  • repossess
  • reinvests
  • progress
  • kjos
  • hces
  • express'
  • express
  • distress
  • compress
  • cmos
  • adss
  • abts
  • uys
  • uss
  • undress
  • suppress
  • suggests
  • success
  • requests
  • repress
  • regress

How do you pronounce guess?

Pronounce guess as gɛs.

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Sentences with guess


1. Verb, base form
The first child to guess the body part correctly can describe the next body part.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
I guess that's why I'm attracted to their work."

Quotes about guess


1. I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
- Virginia Woolf

2. Every bit of me is devoted to love and art. And I aspire to try to be a teacher to my young fans who feel just like I felt when I was younger. I just felt like a freak. I guess what I'm trying to say is I'm trying to liberate them, I want to free them of their fears and make them feel that they can make their own space in the world.
- Lady Gaga

3. People, I guess, generally come to see me do stand-up with a working knowledge of my broad sense of humor on 'The Daily Show'... I don't think anyone would mistake me as an actual anchor.
- John Oliver

2. second-guess

verb. attempt to anticipate or predict.

Synonyms

  • prognosticate
  • forebode
  • anticipate
  • foretell
  • call
  • predict
  • promise

Antonyms

  • put option
  • contraindicate
  • praise

3. second-guess

verb. evaluate or criticize with hindsight.

Antonyms

  • demobilize

4. guess

verb. ['ˈgɛs'] put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation.

Synonyms

  • prognosticate
  • hazard
  • speculate
  • forebode
  • pretend
  • suspect
  • anticipate
  • surmise
  • venture
  • call
  • predict
  • promise

Antonyms

  • inelasticity
  • forbid
  • disallow
  • refuse

Etymology

  • gesse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gessen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. guess

verb. ['ˈgɛs'] guess correctly; solve by guessing.

Synonyms

  • lick
  • solve
  • puzzle out
  • work
  • work out
  • tell
  • figure out

Antonyms

  • withdraw
  • take
  • borrow
  • breastfeed

Etymology

  • gesse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gessen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. guess

verb. ['ˈgɛs'] judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time).

Synonyms

  • reckon
  • compute
  • give
  • calculate
  • misgauge
  • gauge
  • estimate
  • set
  • count
  • judge
  • put
  • lowball
  • guesstimate
  • place
  • quantise
  • work out
  • figure
  • assess
  • cipher
  • quantize
  • cypher
  • make
  • truncate
  • approximate

Antonyms

  • bottlefeed
  • disinherit
  • explode
  • stay

Etymology

  • gesse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gessen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. guess

noun. ['ˈgɛs'] a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.

Synonyms

  • surmisal
  • conjecture
  • hypothesis
  • speculation
  • view
  • surmise
  • opinion
  • divination

Antonyms

  • add
  • subtract
  • esteem
  • respect

Etymology

  • gesse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gessen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. guess

noun. ['ˈgɛs'] an estimate based on little or no information.

Synonyms

  • approximation
  • estimation
  • idea
  • dead reckoning
  • guessing
  • shot
  • estimate

Antonyms

  • overvalue
  • divide
  • multiply
  • integrate

Etymology

  • gesse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gessen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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