- To opine is to share your thoughts or opinion.
When you share your thoughts on an issue, this is an example of a time when you opine.
verbo·pined, o·pin·ing, o·pines
Origin of opineMiddle English opinen, from Old French opiner, from Latin opīnārī, to suppose.
(third-person singular simple present opines, present participle opining, simple past and past participle opined)
- (intransitive) To have or express an opinion; to state as an opinion; to suppose, consider (that).
- I opined that matters would soon become considerably worse.
- "Your decisions," she opined, "have been unfailingly disastrous for this company."
- (intransitive, now rare) To give one's formal opinion (on or upon something).
- I had to opine on the situation because I thought a different perspective was in order.
From the Latin opÄ«nor (â€œto hold as an opinionâ€), from *opinus (â€œthinking, expectingâ€), only in negative nec-opinus (â€œnot expectingâ€) and in-opinus (â€œnot expectedâ€); akin to optare (â€œto choose, desireâ€), and to apisci (â€œto obtainâ€); see optate and opt.
- (biochemistry) Any of a class of organic compounds, derived from amino acids, found in some plant tumours