Definitions for opineoʊˈpaɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to express as an opinion.
(v.i.)to express opinions.
Origin of opine:
1575–85; < L opīnārī to think
opine, speak up, speak out, animadvert, sound off(verb)
express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
"John spoke up at the meeting"
think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess(verb)
expect, believe, or suppose
"I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
To have or express an opinion; to state as an opinion; to suppose, consider (that).
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.
Origin: From the opinor, from *, only in negative nec-opinus and in-opinus; akin to optare, and to apisci; see optate and opt.
Opines are low molecular weight compounds found in plant crown gall tumors or hairy root tumors produced by parasitic bacteria of the genus Agrobacterium. Opine biosynthesis is catalyzed by specific enzymes encoded by genes contained in a small segment of DNA, which is part of the Ti plasmid, inserted by the bacterium into the plant genome. The opines are used by the bacterium as an important source of nitrogen and energy. Each strain of Agrobacterium induces and catabolizes a specific set of opines. There are at least 30 different opines described so far.
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