CONJECTURE: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for CONJECTURE?

Need another word that means the same as “conjecture”? Find 60 synonyms and 30 related words for “conjecture” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Conjecture” are: guess, hypothesis, speculation, supposition, surmisal, surmise, fancy, notion, belief, suspicion, presumption, assumption, theory, postulation, concept, idea, thought, generality, generalization, theorem, formula, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, suppose, theorise, theorize, infer, imagine, believe, think, suspect, presume, assume, take as a hypothesis, form a theory, formulate a theory, put forward, volunteer, advance, submit, proffer, offer, air, bring up, suggest, propound, posit, propose, moot, ventilate, broach, lodge, introduce, put up, present

Conjecture as a Noun

Definitions of "Conjecture" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “conjecture” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • An unproven mathematical or scientific theorem.
  • (in textual criticism) the suggestion of a reading of a text not present in the original source.
  • A message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.
  • A hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence.
  • An opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information.
  • Reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence.

Synonyms of "Conjecture" as a noun (21 Words)

assumptionThe action of taking on power or responsibility.
They made certain assumptions about the market.
beliefSomething one accepts as true or real; a firmly held opinion.
Contrary to popular belief existing safety regulations were adequate.
conceptA plan or intention.
The centre has kept firmly to its original concept.
fancyA person or thing that one finds attractive.
The filly is already a leading fancy for next year s races.
formulaA formulation.
The formula for the capacitance of a spherical capacitor.
generalityAn idea or conclusion having general application.
His service was better than that offered by the generality of doctors.
generalization(psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus.
He was making sweeping generalizations.
guessAn estimate or conclusion formed by guessing.
My guess is that within a year we will have a referendum.
hypothesisA supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.
His steady state hypothesis of the origin of the universe.
ideaThe aim or purpose.
He has an idea that we don t like him.
notionAn impulse or desire, especially one of a whimsical kind.
I had no notion of what her words meant.
postulation(logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something that can be assumed as the basis for argument.
The postulation of the existence of a lost continent.
presumptionBehaviour perceived as arrogant, disrespectful, and transgressing the limits of what is permitted or appropriate.
The planning policy shows a general presumption in favour of development.
speculationContinuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature.
These are only speculations.
suppositionA hypothesis that is taken for granted.
Their outrage was based on supposition and hearsay.
surmisalA message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.
surmiseA message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.
Charles was glad to have his surmise confirmed.
suspicionA feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true.
He was arrested on suspicion of murder.
theoremAn idea accepted as a demonstrable truth.
theoryA collection of propositions to illustrate the principles of a subject.
He proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices.
thoughtConcern for another’s well-being or convenience.
Those of us who work at home may find our hands a thought freer.

Usage Examples of "Conjecture" as a noun

  • He dismissed it as mere conjecture.
  • Conjectures about the newcomer were many and varied.
  • A matter for conjecture.

Conjecture as a Verb

Definitions of "Conjecture" as a verb

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “conjecture” as a verb can have the following definitions:

  • (in textual criticism) propose (a reading).
  • To believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds.
  • Form an opinion or supposition about (something) on the basis of incomplete information.

Synonyms of "Conjecture" as a verb (39 Words)

advancePay in advance.
It was a chance to advance his own interests.
airBroadcast over the airwaves as in radio or television.
The window sashes were lifted regularly to air the room.
assumeBegin to have (a specified quality, appearance, or extent.
Oliver assumed an expression of penitence.
believeFollow a credo have a faith be a believer.
I believe that he will come back from the war.
bring upBring into a different state.
broach(of a fish or sea mammal) rise through the water and break the surface.
The salmon broach then fall to slap the water.
fancyHave a fancy or particular liking or desire for.
I fancy him to win the tournament.
form a theoryMake something, usually for a specific function.
formulate a theoryPrepare according to a formula.
guessGuess correctly solve by guessing.
I guess she is angry at me for standing her up.
hypothecatePledge without delivery or title of possession.
She arranged to hypothecate her half of the equity to pay for the charter.
hypothesiseTo believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds.
hypothesizePut (something) forward as a hypothesis.
He hypothesized that the black market would naturally die out.
imagineSuppose or assume.
She imagined him at his desk his head in his hands.
inferReason by deduction; establish by deduction.
From these facts we can infer that crime has been increasing.
introducePut or introduce into something.
Measures were introduced to help families with children.
lodgeBe a lodger stay temporarily.
The image had lodged in her mind.
mootRaise (a question or topic) for discussion; suggest (an idea or possibility.
The scheme was first mooted last October.
offerOffer verbally.
The product is offered at a very competitive price.
positPut in position place.
The Professor posits Cohen in his second category of poets.
presentBring forward and present to the mind.
The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students.
presumeTake for granted that something exists or is the case.
Kindly don t presume to issue me orders in my own house.
profferPresent for acceptance or rejection.
She proffered a glass of wine.
proposePropose or intend.
She proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months.
propoundPut forward, as of an idea.
He began to propound the idea of a social monarchy as an alternative to Franco.
put forwardAdapt.
put upEstimate.
speculateTo believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds.
Philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years.
submitAccept or yield to a superior force or to the authority or will of another person.
The United States refused to submit to arbitration.
suggestSuggest the necessity of an intervention in medicine.
Finds of lead coffins suggested a cemetery north of the river.
supposeTake for granted or as a given suppose beforehand.
I m quite a good actress I suppose.
surmiseImagine to be the case or true or probable.
I surmised that the butler did it.
suspectHave an idea or impression of the existence, presence, or truth of (something) without certain proof.
Parents suspected of child abuse.
take as a hypothesisHead into a specified direction.
theoriseTo believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds.
theorizeForm a theory or theories about something.
The classic model of war in the modern era was theorized by the Prussian general and strategist Karl von Clausewitz.
thinkDispose the mind in a certain way.
I think he is very smart.
ventilateDiscuss or examine (an opinion, issue, or complaint) in public.
I pull out a gun and ventilate her dinner companion.
volunteerDo volunteer work.
He was volunteered for parachute training by friends.

Usage Examples of "Conjecture" as a verb

  • Many conjectured that the jury could not agree.

Associations of "Conjecture" (30 Words)

anticipatoryHappening, performed, or felt in anticipation of something.
An anticipatory flash of excitement.
assumeTake on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities.
The rebels assumed control of the capital.
assumingArrogant or presumptuous.
On a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide.
assumptionThe act of taking possession of or power over something.
Your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted.
confuteProve to be false.
Restorers who sought to confute this view were accused of ignorance.
credenceA kind of sideboard or buffet.
A credence table.
expectConsider obligatory request and expect.
They were not expecting him to continue.
expectancySomething expected (as on the basis of a norm.
They waited with an air of expectancy.
extrapolateExtend (a graph, curve, or range of values) by inferring unknown values from trends in the known data.
A set of extrapolated values.
guessPut forward of a guess in spite of possible refutation.
I guess she is angry at me for standing her up.
guessworkAn estimate based on little or no information.
Answering this question will involve you in a certain amount of guesswork.
hypothesisA message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.
The hypothesis that every event has a cause.
hypothesizeTo believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds.
He hypothesized that the black market would naturally die out.
inductiveArising from inductance.
Inductive reactance.
inferConclude by reasoning; in logic.
From these facts we can infer that crime has been increasing.
inferenceThe reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation.
Researchers are entrusted with drawing inferences from the data.
predictMake a prediction about tell in advance.
He predicts that the trend will continue.
predictiveOf or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions.
Rules are not predictive of behaviour.
presumeTake liberties or act with too much confidence.
Two of the journalists went missing and are presumed dead.
presupposeTake for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand.
I presuppose that you have done your work.
putativePurported; commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds.
The foundling s putative father.
ratiocinateForm judgements by a process of logic; reason.
A tendency to ratiocinate in isolation.
ratiocinationLogical and methodical reasoning.
reasoningEndowed with the capacity to reason.
He explained the reasoning behind his decision at a media conference.
speculateTo believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds.
My colleagues speculate about my private life.
speculationA message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.
Speculations about the outcome of the election.
speculativeNot based on fact or investigation.
Speculative knowledge.
supposeExpect believe or suppose.
The procedure supposes that a will has already been proved.
suppositionA hypothesis that is taken for granted.
They were working on the supposition that his death was murder.
surmiseSuppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it.
I don t think they re locals she surmised.

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