Synonyms for speculate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : spek-yuh-leyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈspɛk yəˌleɪt

Top 10 synonyms for speculate Other synonyms for the word speculate

Définition of speculate

Origin :
  • 1590s, back-formation from speculation. Related: Speculated; speculating.
  • verb think about deeply and theorize
  • verb gamble, risk
Example sentences :
  • "He had no right to speculate with my mother's money," said Robert, indignantly.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • She no longer feared the senator, but she refused to speculate upon what Chip might do.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • He had no time to speculate further, for Dr. Hardman entered at that moment.
  • Extract from : « Frank Roscoe's Secret » by Allen Chapman
  • You will have to take lessons from me, and go on the market and speculate yourself.'
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • I want you to give me some money for myself—to speculate with.'
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • What the startling apparition was, he had no time to speculate.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Dry Dock » by T. S. Stribling
  • But I must refrain, for my business is to narrate, not to speculate.
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald
  • He began to speculate on the future of the countryside when the Gaelic revival was complete.
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • It is useless to speculate on what might have happened had that thing lived.
  • Extract from : « The Issahar Artifacts » by Jesse Franklin Bone
  • But Antoine was determined to speculate on his brother's favourable disposition.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune of the Rougons » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for speculate

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