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    Question surmise vs. conjecture

    Hello! could someone please illustrate what the differences between "surmise" and "conjecture", eg. the usual collocation, which word sound biger, etc. is?

    eg1 We'll never know exactly how she died; we can only ___.

    (1) surmise; (2) conjecture

    eg2 He ___ that the company would soon be in financial difficulties.

    (1) surmise; (2) conjecture

    Many thanks!


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    Re: surmise vs. conjecture

    They are pretty much synonymous. Both mean to suppose something without have evidence to prove it.

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    Re: surmise vs. conjecture

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    They are pretty much synonymous. Both mean to suppose something without have evidence to prove it.
    Thank you, Anglika.

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