ESTIMATE  推測

TRY to ASSESS, BELIEVING that one's ASSESSMENTS are PROBABLY ONLY NEARLY:approximately TRUE.
CALCULATE ROUGHLYAPPROXIMATEGUESSEVALUATEJUDGEGAUGERECKONRATEDETERMINEINFORMAL GUESSTIMATEBALLPARK
See also

CALCULATE

Kind Of

ASSESS

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The general word for making an approximate extimate or guess is chuǎi 揣.

2. Cè 測 can be a well-founded assessment in some contexts, but the word has a well-established lexicalised function where it means generally "to guess".

3. Yì 意 is the subjective and arbitrary formation of an opinion, and the word has a somewhat "philosophical" flavour.

4. Shè 射 is guessing as part of a game of guessing and cannot be used for "to guess" in any other contexts.

5. Cǔn 忖 is a poetic word for assessing or estimating something that is not verifiable.

6. Duó 度 refers to a subjective assessment or estimation of something.

7. Kuí 揆 emphasises the conjectural element in guessing or estimating something.

8. Zhòng 中 and zhǔn 准 refer to getting things right when estimating or guessing.

Modern Chinese Criteria

推測

揣測

忖度

揣度

推度

測度

推想

想來

推見

推求

推斷

推論

裁度

貲計

揆度

揆情度理

以己度人

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vtoN : 18
  • vi : 9
  • nab : 3
  • vt[oN] : 1
  • vt(oN) : 1

Attributions by text

  • 韓非子 : 17
  • 論語 : 4
  • 論衡 : 3
  • 荀子 : 1
  • 漢書 : 1
  • 說苑 : 1
  • 呂氏春秋 : 1
  • 春秋左傳 : 1
  • 管子 : 1
  • 法言 : 1
  • 尚書 : 1

Words

意 / 憶   yì OC: qɯɡs MC: ʔɨ yì OC: qɯɡ MC: ʔɨk 7 Attributions

Yì 意 is the subjective and arbitrary formation of an opinion, and the word has a somewhat "philosophical" flavour. Yì 意 is the subjective and arbitrary formation of an opinion, and the word has a somewhat "philosophical" flavour.

  • vtoNimagine wildly, guess, jump to arbitrary conclusions about
  • nabactguesswork, guessing; subjective opinion
  • vt(oN)make guesses without proper foundation about something contextually determinate
  • viactmake an estimate; make guesses about things
   chuǎi OC: sthrolʔ MC: ʈʂhiɛ 5 Attributions

The general word for making an approximate extimate or guess is chuǎi 揣.

  • nabactestimating correctly
  • vtoNassess approximately (the height of something), estimate with reasonable success
  • vtoNguessguess at (the future, or somebody's thoughts)
   duó OC: ɡ-laaɡ MC: dɑk 4 Attributions

Duó 度 refers to a subjective assessment or estimation of something. xxx

  • vtoNto estimate; assess objectively the extent of
  • vtoNpassivebe estimated, predicted
   kuí OC: ɡʷilʔ MC: gi 4 Attributions

Kuí 揆 emphasises the conjectural element in guessing or estimating something.

  • nthe making of political assessments
  • viactmake assessments
  • vtoNconjecture, assess by conjecture
   yì OC: qɯɡ MC: ʔɨk 3 Attributions
  • viactguess
  • vtoNpassivepredict by guessing
   zhōng OC: krluŋ MC: ʈuŋ 2 Attributions

Zhòng 中 and zhǔn 准 refer to getting things right when estimating or guessing.

  • viactguess right, estimate right
  • vtoNpredict correctly
   zhǔn OC: kljunʔ MC: tɕʷin 2 Attributions

Zhòng 中 and zhǔn 准 refer to getting things right when estimating or guessing.

  • vtoNpassivebe guessed at precisely
  • vtoNperfectivepredict precisely, guess precisely HN 准上意 "guess the ruler's thoughts"
   yú OC: ŋʷa MC: ŋi̯o 2 Attributions
  • vtoNpredict, estimate
  • vt[oN]estimate and assess the situation
   shè OC: ɢljaɡs MC: ʑɣɛ 1 Attribution

Shè 射 is guessing as part of a game of guessing and cannot be used for "to guess" in any other contexts.

  • vtoNHS 65.4 guess at
   nì OC: ŋɡlaɡ MC: ŋɣɛk 1 Attribution
  • vtoNbe able to anticipate and know beforehand
   tuī MC: thwoj OC: kh-luul 1 Attribution
  • vtoNinfer, estimate N
   cǔn OC: tshuunʔ MC: tshuo̝n 0 Attributions

Cǔn 忖 is a poetic word for assessing or estimating something that is not verifiable.

  • vtoNto estimate (the size of something, then by extension: someone else's thoughts)
   cè OC: skhrɯɡ MC: ʈʂhɨk 0 Attributions

Cè 測can be a well-founded assessment in some contexts, but the word has a well-established lexicalised function where it means generally "to guess".

  • vtoNguess
忖度   cǔn duó OC: tshuunʔ ɡ-laaɡ MC: tshuo̝n dɑk 0 Attributions
  • VPtoNguess at (other people's thoughts etc)

Existing SW for

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