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 for Guess
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Guess \Guess\ (g[e^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Guessed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Guessing.] [OE. gessen; akin to Dan. gisse, Sw.
     gissa, Icel. gizha, D. gissen: cf. Dan. giette to guess,
     Icel. geta to get, to guess. Probably originally, to try to
     get, and akin to E. get. See Get.]
     1. To form an opinion concerning, without knowledge or means
        of knowledge; to judge of at random; to conjecture.
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              First, if thou canst, the harder reason guess.
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     2. To judge or form an opinion of, from reasons that seem
        preponderating, but are not decisive.
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              We may then guess how far it was from his design.
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              Of ambushed men, whom, by their arms and dress,
              To be Taxallan enemies I guess.       --Dryden.
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     3. To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly;
        as, he who guesses the riddle shall have the ring; he has
        guessed my designs.
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     4. To hit upon or reproduce by memory. [Obs.]
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              Tell me their words, as near as thou canst guess
              them.                                 --Shak.
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     5. To think; to suppose; to believe; to imagine; -- followed
        by an objective clause.
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              Not all together; better far, I guess,
              That we do make our entrance several ways. --Shak.
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              But in known images of life I guess
              The labor greater.                    --Pope.
     Syn: To conjecture; suppose; surmise; suspect; divine; think;
          imagine; fancy.
     Usage: To Guess, Think, Reckon. Guess denotes, to
            attempt to hit upon at random; as, to guess at a thing
            when blindfolded; to conjecture or form an opinion on
            hidden or very slight grounds: as, to guess a riddle;
            to guess out the meaning of an obscure passage. The
            use of the word guess for think or believe, although
            abundantly sanctioned by good English authors, is now
            regarded as antiquated and objectionable by
            discriminating writers. It may properly be branded as
            a colloguialism and vulgarism when used respecting a
            purpose or a thing about which there is no
            uncertainty; as, I guess I 'll go to bed.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Guess \Guess\, v. i.
     To make a guess or random judgment; to conjecture; -- with
     at, about, etc.
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           This is the place, as well as I may guess. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Guess \Guess\, n.
     An opinion as to anything, formed without sufficient or
     decisive evidence or grounds; an attempt to hit upon the
     truth by a random judgment; a conjecture; a surmise.
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           A poet must confess
           His art 's like physic -- but a happy guess. --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete
           evidence [syn: guess, conjecture, supposition,
           surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis]
      2: an estimate based on little or no information [syn: guess,
         guesswork, guessing, shot, dead reckoning]
      v 1: 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" [syn:
           think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess]
      2: put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I
         am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again";
         "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong" [syn: guess,
         venture, pretend, hazard]
      3: judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or
         time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds" [syn:
         estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge]
      4: guess correctly; solve by guessing; "He guessed the right
         number of beans in the jar and won the prize" [syn: guess,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  173 Moby Thesaurus words for "guess":
     account as, answer, appraise, appreciate, assess, assume,
     assumption, be afraid, believe, blind bargain, blind guess,
     bold conjecture, borderline case, bottom, call, cast a horoscope,
     cast a nativity, chance, class, clear up, conceive, conclude,
     conjecture, consider, contingency, crack, daresay, debug, decipher,
     decode, deduce, deem, disentangle, divine, do, dope, dope out,
     double contingency, dowse for water, esteem, estimate, evaluate,
     expect, explain, fancy, fathom, feel, feeling, figure, figure out,
     find out, find the answer, find the solution, forebode, forecast,
     foresee, foretell, form an estimate, fortune-tell, gamble, gauge,
     get, get right, give a guess, give an appreciation, guess right,
     guesstimate, guesswork, hariolate, have a hunch, have an idea,
     have an impression, have an inkling, have it, have the idea,
     hazard a conjecture, hit it, hold, hold as, hunch, hypothesis,
     hypothesize, imagine, interpret, judge, judgement, look upon as,
     maintain, make a prediction, make a prognosis, make a prophecy,
     make an estimation, make out, mark, measure, open question,
     open the lock, opine, perhaps, piece of guesswork, plumb,
     postulate, predict, prefigure, presage, presume, pretend, prize,
     prognosticate, prophesy, psych, psych out, puzzle out, question,
     rank, rate, ravel, ravel out, read palms, read tea leaves,
     read the future, reason, reckon, regard, resolve, riddle,
     risk assuming, rough guess, set down as, shot,
     sight-unseen transaction, solve, soothsay, sort out, speculate,
     speculation, stab, suppose, supposition, surmise, suspect,
     suspicion, take, take for, take it, tell fortunes, tell the future,
     tentatively suggest, theory, think, toss-up, touch and go, trow,
     undecided issue, undo, unlock, unravel, unriddle, unscramble,
     untangle, untwist, unverified supposition, unweave, valuate, value,
     vaticinate, venture a guess, view as, wager, ween, wild guess,
     work, work out

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