AskDefine | Define opine

Dictionary Definition



1 speak one's opinion without fear or hesitation; "John spoke up at the meeting" [syn: speak up, animadvert, sound off]
2 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" [syn: think, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess]

User Contributed Dictionary



From the etyl la opīnor "to hold as an opinion".



  1. To hold or state as an opinion.
    I had to opine on the situation because I thought a different perspective was in order.

Derived terms


to state as an opinion
  • Dutch: van mening zijn, opiniëren, menen
  • Latin: opīnor
  • Spanish: opinar

Extensive Definition

Opine is a joint project of Google and the University of Washington to produce a search engine that distills the most important information about products and service offerings such as hotels.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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