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 make a reasonably intelligent guess.
    I speculated that Tom and Jerry's marriage would not last a year.
  2. (intransitive) When you speculate, you make a guess based on your own thoughts.
    It was speculated that the artist was murdered.
  3. (intransitive) (money) If you speculate, you bet in the stock market. Usually for earning some quick money.
    He lost a lot of money by speculating in stocks.

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