speculate

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Verb[change]

Plain form
speculate

Third-person singular
speculates

Past tense
speculated

Past participle
speculated

Present participle
speculating

  1. An act of betting in the stock market. Usually for earning some quick money.
    He lost a lot of money by speculating in stocks.
  2. When you speculate, you are making a reasonably intelligent guess.
    I speculated that Tom and Jerry's marriage would not last a year.