opine
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ə(ʊ)ˈpaɪn/
  • (GA) IPA: /oʊˈpaɪn/
Verb

opine (opines, present participle opining; past and past participle opined)

  1. (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."
  2. (intransitive) 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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opine (plural opines)

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