HyperDic: speculate

English > 4 senses of the word speculate:
VERBcognitionspeculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, supposeto believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
communicationspeculatetalk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion
cognitionspeculate, chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminatereflect deeply on a subject / subject
possessionspeculate, jobinvest at a risk
speculate > pronunciation
Soundsspeh'kyahley.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > speculate: 4 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningTo believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey speculate that there was a traffic accident
Synonymstheorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose
Narrowerexplicate, formulate, developelaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
reconstruct, construct, retracereassemble mentally
Broaderexpect, anticipateregard something as probable or likely
Spanishconjeturar, especular, hipotetizar, imaginar, suponer, teorizar
Catalanconjecturar, especular, fer hipòtesis, imaginar, suposar, teoritzar
Adjectivesspeculativenot based on fact or investigation
Nounsspeculationa hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
speculatorsomeone who makes conjectures without knowing the facts
English > speculate: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningtalk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Narrowerguess, venture, pretend, hazardPut forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation
suppose, sayExpress a supposition
BroaderreasonThink logically
Spanishespecular
Catalanespecular
Adjectivesspeculativenot based on fact or investigation
Nounsspeculationa message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
speculatorsomeone who makes conjectures without knowing the facts
English > speculate: 4 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningReflect deeply on a subject / subject.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"
Synonymschew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate
NarrowerbethinkConsider or ponder something carefully
cogitateConsider carefully and deeply
introspectReflect on one's own thoughts and feelings
premeditateThink or reflect beforehand or in advance
puzzleBe uncertain about
study, considerGive careful consideration to
theologize, theologisemake theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects
wonder, questionplace in doubt or express doubtful speculation
Broaderthink, cogitate, cerebrateUse or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments
Spanishcavilar, considerar, especular, meditar, ponderar, reflexionar, rumiar
Catalanespecular, meditar, ponderar, reflexionar, rumiar
Adjectivesspeculativeshowing curiosity
Nounsspeculationcontinuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject / subject or series of subjects / subjects of a deep or abstruse nature
English > speculate: 4 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaninginvest at a risk.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymjob
Narrowerbulltry to raise the price of stocks through speculative buying
Broaderinvest, put, commit, placemake an investment
Spanishespecular, trabajar
Catalanespecular
Adjectivesspeculativenot financially safe or secure
Nounsspeculationan investment that is very risky but could yield great profits / profits
speculatorsomeone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains

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