vermuten

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ver- +‎ muten

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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

  1. (transitive) to assume, suppose, presume, suspect, (US) guess
    Die Polizei vermutet, dass es einen Zusammenhang zwischen den beiden Verbrechen gibt.
    The police suspect that there is a connection between the two crimes.
  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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Further reading[edit]

  • vermuten” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • vermuten” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • vermuten” in Duden online
  • vermuten” in OpenThesaurus.de