"surmises" in the noun sense
1. guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis
a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
"surmises" in the verb sense
infer from incomplete evidence
2. suspect, surmise
imagine to be the case or true or probable
"I suspect he is a fugitive"
"I surmised that the butler did it"
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