Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun guess

2 senses of guess

Sense 1
guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis -- (a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence)
       => opinion, view -- (a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page")

Sense 2
guess, guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning -- (an estimate based on little or no information)
       => estimate, estimation, approximation, idea -- (an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb guess

4 senses of guess

Sense 1
think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess -- (expect, believe, or suppose; "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up")
       => expect, anticipate -- (regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow")

Sense 2
guess, venture, pretend, hazard -- (put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong")
       => speculate -- (talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion; "We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal")

Sense 3
estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge -- (judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds")
       => calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure -- (make a mathematical calculation or computation)

Sense 4
guess, infer -- (guess correctly; solve by guessing; "He guessed the right number of beans in the jar and won the prize")
       => solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work -- (find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem")

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