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.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ə(ʊ)ˈpaɪn/
- (General American) IPA(key): /oʊˈpaɪn/
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- Rhymes: -aɪn
- (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."
- (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.
opine (plural opines)
- (biochemistry) Any of a class of organic compounds, derived from amino acids, found in some plant tumours
- opine in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- opine in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of opinar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of opinar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of opinar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of opinar