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Synonyms for speculate

Synonyms for speculate

to use the powers of the mind, as in conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and making judgments

to draw an inference on the basis of inconclusive evidence or insufficient information

to formulate or assert as a tentative explanation

to take a risk in the hope of gaining advantage

Synonyms for speculate

talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion

invest at a risk


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After attending a seminar about copper in the human diet presented by Lagos, the group speculated that the amount of copper in prepared coffee would be less than the amount present in the water used to make the coffee, and they decided to conduct a study to test their idea.
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Paleontologists had speculated that such agile prey made up plesiosaurs' main diet and that the dinosaurs used their long necks to reach victims without moving too near them, says Colin R.