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Synonyms for speculate
ˈspɛk yəˌleɪtspec·u·late

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. speculate

    Synonyms:
    consider, meditate, theorize, cogitate

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. speculateverb

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

  2. speculateverb

    Synonyms:
    trade (hazardously)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. speculateverb

    Synonyms:
    theorize, meditate, conjecture, guess, think

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How to use speculate in a sentence?

  1. Ken Farley:

    This was completely unexpected, and we are struggling to understand what it means, but I will speculate that this is not likely the original crater floor. From the diameter of Jezero Crater, we expect the original crater floor is significantly deeper than where we are right now.

  2. Steven Mnuchin:

    I don't think it would be productive to speculate on the outcome because we have a lot of work left to do. ... If we can't get to the deadline, that's not because we haven't worked around the clock.

  3. 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.

  4. Paul Ryan:

    I want the memo to come out, it’s not good to speculate.

  5. Josh Groban:

    Honestly, if I were gay, I would have had no problem saying it from day one. ... People have speculated, have wanted to speculate – whatever, fine. I'm not gay, but if I were, I don't review it as a bad thing.


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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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