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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sur·mise /sɝˈmaɪz/
 推測,猜測(vt.)(vi.)推測,臆測

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sur·mise n.
 1. A thought, imagination, or conjecture, which is based upon feeble or scanty evidence; suspicion; guess; as, the surmises of jealousy or of envy.
 [We] double honor gain
 From his surmise proved false.   --Milton.
    No man ought to be charged with principles he actually disowns, unless his practicies contradict his profession; not upon small surmises.   --Swift.
 2. Reflection; thought. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- Conjecture; supposition; suspicion; doubt.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sur·mise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surmised p. pr. & vb. n. Surmising.] To imagine without certain knowledge; to infer on slight grounds; to suppose, conjecture, or suspect; to guess.
 It wafted nearer yet, and then she knew
 That what before she but surmised, was true.   --Dryden.
    This change was not wrought by altering the form or position of the earth, as was surmised by a very learned man, but by dissolving it.   --Woodward.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 surmise
      n : a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
          [syn: guess, conjecture, supposition, surmisal, speculation,
           hypothesis]
      v 1: infer from incomplete evidence
      2: imagine to be the case or true or probable; "I suspect he is
         a fugitive"; "I surmised that the butler did it" [syn: suspect]