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Opine appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb opine:


Opine (to express an opinion) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the verb opine

What does opine mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: opined | opining | opines

  1. express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
  2. expect, believe, or suppose

Alternative definition of the verb opine


  1. [intransitive, now rare] To have or express an opinion.
  2. [intransitive, transitive] To state as an opinion; to suppose, consider (that).
  3. [intransitive, now rare] To give one's formal opinion (on or upon something).


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.

  • also known as Opines

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Opine

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Google previewWords in Everyday Life (1983)

by G.L. Brook

Opine is an affected verb which could be derived from Latin opinari, but it is probably to be regarded as a back-formation from opinion. Other verbs resulting from curtailment are enthuse (from enthusiasm), orate (from orator), maffick (from the ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Guenter Kahl

Opine: One of ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

shrug expressly stated explicit express manager courier express mirth laugh express objection protest express one's view opine express open disapproval of decry express or hold the opinion opine express permission sanction express pity ...

Google previewDictionary of Biotechnology

by Dr K P Singh

Opine synthesis is a unique characteristic of tumour cells. Ordered (characters) States 0, 1,2....n form an ordered sequence, such that a change from 0 to 2 requires two steps, a change from 2 to 3 one step, etc. The ordering does not tell us ...

Google previewThe Lexicon (1998)

by William F. Buckley, Jr.

opine (verb) To give a formal opinion about. Pundits need to opine on developments in China while fearing that what we write on ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Agricultural Marketing (1999)

by Jagdish Prasad

But market economists opine that seasonal increase in ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

means to opine ; thmk ; deem : opiniona- tive, tenacious or stubborn in opinion ; which sense the adverb and noun-substantive following take ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

But did opine it ...

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Opine Meaning

Video shows what opine means. To have or express an opinion; to state as an opinion; to suppose, consider (that).. To give one's formal opinion (on or upon ...

Quotes about Opine

I don’t approve of what you air.
I don’t admit what you opine.
Yet I shall uphold your right to do.
It is liberty that must live.
02.01.2011 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of O1P3I1N1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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