What are some opposite words for speculate?

Antonyms for speculate
ˈspɛk yəˌleɪt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term speculate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose(verb)

    to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

    "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

    Synonyms:
    hypothecate, presuppose, guess, contemplate, think, theorise, conjecture, say, reflect, chew over, excogitate, reckon, suppose, imagine, hypothesise, mull over, think over, ponder, theorize, muse, ruminate, hypothesize, meditate, opine, mull, job

  2. speculate(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    hypothecate, contemplate, theorise, conjecture, reflect, chew over, excogitate, suppose, hypothesise, mull over, think over, ponder, theorize, muse, ruminate, hypothesize, meditate, mull, job

  3. chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate(verb)

    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:
    hypothecate, shine, contemplate, theorise, theorize, reflect, chew over, excogitate, suppose, hypothesise, formulate, devise, mull over, study, contrive, ponder, invent, muse, ruminate, hypothesize, meditate, forge, reverberate, mull, conjecture, job, think over

  4. speculate, job(verb)

    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:
    hypothecate, contemplate, theorise, conjecture, reflect, chew over, excogitate, suppose, hypothesise, mull over, farm out, think over, ponder, theorize, muse, ruminate, hypothesize, meditate, mull, subcontract, job

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. speculate

    Synonyms:
    consider, meditate, theorize, cogitate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. speculate(v)

    Synonyms:
    theorize, meditate, conjecture, guess, think

How to use speculate in a sentence?

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    Obviously one would hope one would have as much support as possible from all walks of life, i am a great fan of Elizabeth and as for what people do and why they don't do it, I am not going to speculate.

  2. Ron Bailey:

    The priority right now is to shut down safely, suspend operations and understand what went on, i couldn't even speculate today as to how long that will be.

  3. Martin Kuhlwilm:

    We can speculate if that might have facilitated these interactions.

  4. Jeffrey Bazarian:

    We would speculate that the concussion affects a few brain pathways involved with the skill of hitting a ball coming at you at 90 miles per hour.

  5. Deutsche Bank:

    We have been transparent that the bank will review and update its strategy over the course of the coming year. It is irresponsible to speculate on the sale of any business.

How to pronounce speculate?

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How to say speculate in sign language?

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