"opines" in the verb sense
1. opine, speak up, speak out, animadvert, sound off
express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
"John spoke up at the meeting"
2. think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess
expect, believe, or suppose
"I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"
"I thought to find her in a bad state"
"he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"
"I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"
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