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[in-too-it, -tyoo-; in-too-it, -tyoo-] /ɪnˈtu ɪt, -ˈtyu-; ˈɪn tu ɪt, -tyu-/

verb (used with or without object)
to know or receive by .
to know or discover by intuition

1776, “to tutor,” from Latin intuit-, past participle stem of intueri (see intuition). Meaning “to perceive directly without reasoning” is from 1840, in this sense perhaps a back-formation from intuition. Related: Intuited; intuiting.


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