Divine Di*vine", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Divined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Divining}.] [L. divinare: cf. F. deviner. See {Divination}.] 1. To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture. [1913 Webster]

A sagacity which divined the evil designs. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]

2. To foretell; to predict; to presage. [1913 Webster]

Darest thou . . . divine his downfall? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To render divine; to deify. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Living on earth like angel new divined. --Spenser.

Syn: To foretell; predict; presage; prophesy; prognosticate; forebode; guess; conjecture; surmise. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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