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speculate

spec·u·late

speculate

 
 
pronunciation:
spek y leIt
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: speculated, speculates, speculating
definition 1: to make guesses or wonder about something (often fol. by on, about, or the like).
We can only speculate about her motives.
synonyms:
conjecture, guess, hypothesize, surmise, theorize, wonder
similar words:
cogitate, contemplate, meditate, mull, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, see, suppose, think
definition 2: to engage in a risky business transaction that promises the possibility of large profits.
synonyms:
gamble
similar words:
chance it, plunge, trade, venture, wager
definition 3: to buy, produce, or build something in anticipation of an increase in its price.
similar words:
invest
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