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Oct 20, 2011
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Back-formations

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intuit
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intuit

PRONUNCIATION:
(in-TOO-it, -tyoo-)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To know or sense immediately without the use of reasoning.

ETYMOLOGY:
Back-formation from intuition, from Latin intueri (to gaze at, contemplate), from tueri (to watch). Earliest documented use: 1776.

USAGE:
"Graham Swift is most perceptive about undercurrents of feeling, motive, what is not said but intuited between people."
Tim Upperton; Terror Seeps Through Journey Back in Time; Waikato Times (New Zealand); Aug 13, 2011.

See more usage examples of intuit in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. -Oscar Wilde, writer (1854-1900)

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