opine

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French opiner, from Latin opīnor (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.

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opine (third-person singular simple present opines, present participle opining, simple 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, 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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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin and Ancient Greek ὀπός (opós, juice of a plant) + -ine.

Noun[edit]

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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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opine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of opiner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of opiner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of opiner
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of opiner
  5. second-person singular imperative of opiner

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opine

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of opinar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of opinar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of opinar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of opinar.