What does opine mean?

Definitions for opineoʊˈpaɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"


  1. opine(Verb)

    To have or express an opinion; to state as an opinion; to suppose, consider (that).

  2. opine(Verb)

    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.

  3. Origin: From the opinor, from *, only in negative nec-opinus and in-opinus; akin to optare, and to apisci; see optate and opt.


  1. Opine

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Opine

    o-pīn′, v.i. to suppose.—adj. Opin′able, capable of being thought.—ns. Opī′nant, one who forms an opinion; Opin′icus (her.), a half-lion, half-dragon. [Fr.,—L. opināri, to think.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opine in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Kerry:

    But this is not the moment to opine on that process.

  2. Condoleezza Rice:

    The proposed Iranian nuclear agreement is classically an executive agreement and doesn't need to be a treaty with advice and consent of the Senate, but Congress should be able to opine given that congressionally mandated sanctions would have to be lifted.

  3. John Kerry:

    If people come together, work together, exert an effort to try to find the common ground here, I'm confident that the people of Israel are as interested in peace as are the people in Palestine, in the West Bank, in Jordan, and in the region, but this is not the moment to opine on that process.

  4. Philip Scruggs:

    I think it is too early for us or anyone else to opine on how Brexit is going to play out, but I can tell you that the aircraft leasing business is set up to deal with temporary issues in geographic areas whether it is Russia or Brazil or The UK for us or Europe. North America was slow for 10 years and then North America has been on fire the last three years.

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