Opine meaning

ō-pīn
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.

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To state as an opinion.
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To express an opinion.

Opined on the defendant's testimony.

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To express (one's opinion)
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(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."

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(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.

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(biochemistry) Any of a class of organic compounds, derived from amino acids, found in some plant tumours.
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Origin of opine

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

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

  • 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