Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Usage Problem To know intuitively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To know intuitively or by immediate perception.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To know intuitively or by immediate perception.
  • To receive or assimilate knowledge by direct perception or comprehension.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. know or grasp by intuition or feeling

Etymologies

Back-formation from intuition.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from intuition and intuitive. Compare Latin intuitus, past participle of intueri ("to look at or upon, observe, regard, contemplate, consider"), from in ("in, on") + tueri ("to look"); see tuition, tutor. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Austen seems to intuit, that is, that national consciousness depends on the same powers of divinationof telepathy (feeling across a distance) that are at the root of Emma's blunders, the same that are in demand during the parlor games that so often engage her particular social set.

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  • I then called intuit only to find out that their system was updating and messed up my efile.

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  • Gathered data is oftentimes counter-intuitive and in so many instances, the janitor may actually be able to "intuit" more accurately how to successfully launch a product than a marketing department.

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  • You are saying that without making any scientific investigation, people may very well 'intuit' that "Bradford" is intelligent.

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  • He is muddying the waters here by the use of the word "intuit", as an axiom is just something that is self-evident.

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  • Third, too many times, characters would 'intuit' what has happening for no apparent reason or, If the story needed something big to happen to rescue the characters, it did.

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  • When we discriminate we often "intuit" these differences - the other half of "intuiting" the similarities between situations.

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  • As for all you people who just "intuit" or somehow "know" who's a better fighter, regardless of record, I can't do anything with you.

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  • Though it is beginning to look as if his way of doing things may be the only answer right now. "in truth, the reason he was here instead of at the ekele was that Firesong had not been able to" intuit "an answer either, and was rather short-tempered as a result.

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  • I wouldnt trade it: I can intuit things you can't, enjoy things that would bore you crosseyed, exult in solitary pursuits that might derange another man, convince you of things you'd never believe, teach and explain things to you you think youd never understand.

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