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"
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
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"
hypothecate, contemplate, theorise, conjecture, reflect, chew over, excogitate, suppose, hypothesise, mull over, think over, ponder, theorize, muse, ruminate, hypothesize, meditate, mull, job
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"
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
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"
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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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.
After long consultation with my family and prayerful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for any office in 2018, for those that would speculate otherwise, let me be clear that I have no ulterior motives.
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.
We want to see full implementation of the Minsk agreement, and that, I think, is the prerequisite of any forward steps with Russia. Right now it's probably not the right time to even speculate about such steps.
We will not discuss our activities in this regard or speculate on potential outcomes.
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