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Definition of 'speculate'

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Verb

  1. to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
       Synonyms: theorize theorise conjecture hypothesize hypothesise hypothecate suppose
  2. 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"
  3. 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
  4. 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"
       Synonyms: job


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