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speculate

speculate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word speculate

Definition
(verb) to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
Example Sentence
  • Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps

Definition
(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
Example Sentence
  • We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal

Definition
(verb) reflect deeply on a subject
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) invest at a risk
Synonyms : job
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for speculate

donot speakclate as speculte means to form an opinion without knowing all the facts
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