Synonyms for *conjecture*

- guesswork
- hunch
- hypothesis
- inference
- supposition
- conclusion
- fancy
- guess
- guesstimate
- notion
- opinion
- presumption
- surmise
- theorizing
- theory
- perhaps
- shot in the dark
- sneaking suspicion
- stab in the dark

Antonyms for *conjecture*

## EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONJECTURE

She discovered that Emma's conjecture had been only too correct.

He hesitated; then, "Well, go on with your conjecture," Rulledge said forgivingly.

Nor can I conjecture how far I strayed north or south from my course.

How had he never before chanced on a conjecture so probable?

She does not own, she has any authority for this, but her own conjecture.

It might, however, be of great importance to him to trace this conjecture to certainty.

The next Wednesday again will, I conjecture, be a hated day to us both.

It is almost impossible to conjecture what will be the basis of the settlement.

I only conjecture so—Did you ever feel the same transports I do?

The days and months passed, heartlessly confirming my conjecture, my belief.

## WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "interpretation of signs and omens," from Old French conjecture "surmise, guess," or directly from Latin coniectura "conclusion, interpretation, guess, inference," literally "a casting together (of facts, etc.)," from coniectus, past participle of conicere "to throw together," from com- "together" (see com-) + iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Sense of "forming of opinion without proof" is 1530s.

## MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONJECTURE

### anticipate

verbexpect; predict- assume
- await
- bargain for
- be afraid
- conjecture
- count chickens
- count on
- cross the bridge
- divine
- entertain
- figure
- forecast
- foresee
- foretaste
- foretell
- have a hunch
- hope for
- jump the gun
- look for
- look forward to
- plan on
- prepare for
- prevision
- prognosticate
- promise oneself
- prophesy
- see
- see coming
- see in the cards
- suppose
- visualize
- wait
- wait for

### anticipates

verbexpect; predict- assume
- await
- bargain for
- be afraid
- conjecture
- count chickens
- count on
- cross the bridge
- divine
- entertain
- figure
- forecast
- foresee
- foretaste
- foretell
- have a hunch
- hope for
- jump the gun
- look for
- look forward to
- plan on
- prepare for
- prevision
- prognosticate
- promise oneself
- prophesy
- see
- see coming
- see in the cards
- suppose
- visualize
- wait
- wait for

### anticipating

verbexpect; predict- assume
- await
- bargain for
- be afraid
- conjecture
- count chickens
- count on
- cross the bridge
- divine
- entertain
- figure
- forecast
- foresee
- foretaste
- foretell
- have a hunch
- hope for
- jump the gun
- look for
- look forward to
- plan on
- prepare for
- prevision
- prognosticate
- promise oneself
- prophesy
- see
- see coming
- see in the cards
- suppose
- visualize
- wait
- wait for

### approximation

nounestimate### assume

verbbelieve, take for granted- accept
- ascertain
- be afraid
- be inclined to think
- conclude
- conjecture
- consider
- count upon
- deduce
- deem
- divine
- estimate
- expect
- fall for
- fancy
- find
- gather
- get the idea
- guess
- have a hunch
- have sneaking suspicion
- hypothesize
- imagine
- infer
- judge
- posit
- postulate
- predicate
- presume
- presuppose
- speculate
- suppose
- surmise
- suspect
- theorize
- think
- understand

### assumes

verbbelieve, take for granted- accept
- ascertain
- be afraid
- be inclined to think
- conclude
- conjecture
- consider
- count upon
- deduce
- deem
- divine
- estimate
- expect
- fall for
- fancy
- find
- gather
- get the idea
- guess
- have a hunch
- have sneaking suspicion
- hypothesize
- imagine
- infer
- judge
- posit
- postulate
- predicate
- presume
- presuppose
- speculate
- suppose
- surmise
- suspect
- theorize
- think
- understand