Definition of 'speculate'
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- to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
Synonyms: theorize theorise conjecture hypothesize hypothesise hypothecate suppose
- talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion; "We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal"
- reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
Synonyms: chew over think over meditate ponder excogitate contemplate muse reflect mull mull over ruminate
- invest at a risk; "I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating"