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Synonyms for speculate
ˈspɛk yəˌleɪt

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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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. speculate(v. n.)

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

  2. speculate(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    trade (hazardously)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. speculate(v)

    Synonyms:
    theorize, meditate, conjecture, guess, think

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How to use speculate in a sentence?

  1. Australian Infrastructure Minister Darren Chester:

    These are items of interest but, because of the rigorous analysis to be performed, it is not possible to speculate on how long it might take to reach any conclusions.

  2. Warren Buffett:

    If you don't understand it, you get much more excited, people like to speculate, they like to gamble.

  3. Doug Ducey:

    The governor is hopeful that Jon Kyl will continue to serve in the appointed Senate seat through 2020, at this point we would not speculate on a vacancy that does not exist.

  4. Edward Daniels:

    I am not going to speculate on that I'm afraid. That is very much bound up with when and how sanctions are unwound and that is a little bit in the lap of others.

  5. Jeffrey Gray:

    It's a tragedy. It's not fair to Miss Bronstein, it's not fair to the decedents' families to speculate.


Translations for speculate

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  • spekulovatCzech
  • spekulere, gætteDanish
  • spekulieren, vermutenGerman
  • especularSpanish
  • pohdiskella, keinotella, jossitella, pohtia, spekuloida, arvaillaFinnish
  • spéculerFrench
  • делать предположения, размышлять, спекулировать, предполагатьRussian
  • spekuleraSwedish

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