verb (used with or without object), o·pined, o·pin·ing.

  1. to hold or express an opinion.


  1. (when tr, usually takes a clause as object) to hold or express an opinionhe opined that it was all a sad mistake

v.“express an opinion,” mid-15c., from Middle French opiner (15c.) and directly from Latin opinari “have an opinion, be of opinion, suppose, conjecture, think, judge,” perhaps related to optare “to desire, choose” (see option). Related: Opined; opining.

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