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Speculate

Spec´u`late
v. i.1.To consider by turning a subject in the mind, and viewing it in its different aspects and relations; to meditate; to contemplate; to theorize; as, to speculate on questions in religion; to speculate on political events.
[imp. & p. p. Speculated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Speculating.]
2.(Philos.) To view subjects from certain premises given or assumed, and infer conclusions respecting them a priori.
3.(Com.) To purchase with the expectation of a contingent advance in value, and a consequent sale at a profit; - often, in a somewhat depreciative sense, of unsound or hazardous transactions; as, to speculate in coffee, in sugar, or in bank stock.
v. t.1.To consider attentively; as, to speculate the nature of a thing.
Verb1.speculate - to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
2.speculate - 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"
3.speculate - 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"
4.speculate - 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: job
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