speculate

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Verb[change]

Plain form
speculate

Third-person singular
speculates

Past tense
speculated

Past participle
speculated

Present participle
speculating

  1. (intransitive) When you speculate, you guess about the truth when you don't have all the important information.
    I speculated that Tom and Jerry's marriage would not last a year.
    It was speculated that the artist had been murdered.
  2. (intransitive) (money) If you speculate, you make risky investments with the hope of making a large profit.
    He lost a lot of money by speculating in stocks.

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