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Synonyms for speculate
ˈspɛk yəˌleɪtspec·u·late

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  1. speculate

    Synonyms:
    consider, meditate, theorize, cogitate

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, supposeverb

    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. speculateverb

    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, speculateverb

    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, jobverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. speculateverb

    Synonyms:
    meditate, contemplate, cogitate, reflect, ponder, muse, ruminate, think, consider

  2. speculateverb

    Synonyms:
    trade (hazardously)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. speculateverb

    Synonyms:
    theorize, meditate, conjecture, guess, think

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How to use speculate in a sentence?

  1. Frank Abrams:

    I have never put a price on Fox News, others can speculate from here to kingdom come.

  2. Martin Kuhlwilm:

    We can speculate if that might have facilitated these interactions.

  3. Donald Trump:

    It is not concern and focus of mine, i'm a mother and a first lady, and I have much more important things to think about and to do. I know people like to speculate and media like to speculate about our marriage.

  4. John Kerry:

    The Palestinians've made no determinations about language, approaches, specific resolutions, any of that, this isn't the time to detail private conversations or speculate on a U.N. Security Council resolution that hasn't even been tabled no matter what pronouncements are made publicly about it.

  5. Phillip Barden:

    As paleontologists, we speculate about the function of ancient adaptations using available evidence, but to see an extinct predator caught in the act of capturing its prey is invaluable.


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  • spekulovatCzech
  • spekulere, gætteDanish
  • spekulieren, vermutenGerman
  • especularSpanish
  • pohdiskella, keinotella, jossitella, pohtia, arvailla, spekuloidaFinnish
  • spéculerFrench
  • לְסַפְסֵרHebrew
  • спекулировать, предполагать, размышлять, делать предположенияRussian
  • spekuleraSwedish

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