Opine Definition

opined, opines, opining
opined, opines, opining
To state as an opinion.
American Heritage
To express (one's opinion)
Webster's New World
(biochemistry) Any of a class of organic compounds, derived from amino acids, found in some plant tumours.

Origin of Opine

  • From the Latin opÄ«nor (“to hold as an opinion"), from *opinus (“thinking, expecting"), only in negative nec-opinus (“not expecting") and in-opinus (“not expected"); akin to optare (“to choose, desire"), and to apisci (“to obtain"); see optate and opt.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English opinen from Old French opiner from Latin opīnārī to suppose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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