vermuten

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ver- +‎ muten

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [fɛɐ̯ˈmuːtn̩], [fɛɐ̯ˈmuːtən]
  • Hyphenation: ver‧mu‧ten
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

vermuten (third-person singular simple present vermutet, past tense vermutete, past participle vermutet, auxiliary haben)

  1. to assume, suppose, presume, suspect, (US) guess
  2. (transitive, a person, at a location) to suppose someone to be
    • 1931, Arthur Schnitzler, Flucht in die Finsternis, S. Fischer Verlag, page 125:
      Niemand konnte ihn hier vermuten, er hatte das Gefühl vollkommener Sicherheit, von keiner Seite drohte irgendwelche Gefahr.
      Nobody could suppose him to be here, he had the feeling of complete security, from no side did any danger threaten him.

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