opine

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: opiné and opiine

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French opiner, from Latin opīnor (to hold as an opinion), from *opīnus (thinking, expecting), only in negative nec-opīnus (not expecting) and in-opīnus (not expected); akin to optō (to choose, desire), and to apīscor (to obtain); see optate and opt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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) 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.
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

opine (plural opines)

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

Translations[edit]

Further reading[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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. third-person singular present subjunctive of opiner
  5. second-person singular imperative of opiner

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

opine

  1. plural of opina

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

opine

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of opinar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of opinar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of opinar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of opinar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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.