verb (used without object), spec·u·lat·ed, spec·u·lat·ing.
- spectrum analyser,
- spectrum analysis,
- spectrum disorder,
- speculative fiction,
- speculative philosophy,
Origin of speculate
Examples from the Web for speculate
We can only speculate as to the intentions behind these ambiguous words.
Forgács did not care to speculate, repeatedly and vehemently claiming that he is not a political artist.In Hands of Hungarian Artist, Jewish Home Movies of the ’30s a Warning of Coming Holocaust|Daniel Genis|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I hesitate to speculate on exactly where the problem is, though after spending some time with the paper I have my suspicions.
“We will not speculate on cause of the fire while the investigation is underway,” Hawn said.America’s $400 Billion Stealth Jet Fleet Is Grounded|Dave Majumdar|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since then, however, the helicopters have remained grounded, and Siwa residents can only speculate as to why.On the Contraband Trail With Libya’s Gun Smugglers|Peter Schwartzstein|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After this episode T. began to speculate about sexual matters and to observe the coupling of dogs with newly acquired interest.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
Now he began to speculate whether it would reach its destination by morning and be delivered with the morning mail.The Search|Grace Livingston Hill
She would stand by him, even in the face of evidence or testimony—she would—and then she began to speculate as to the fortune.The Diamond Pin|Carolyn Wells
But it is useless to speculate on the number of these fractional governments.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume XI (of 20)|Charles Sumner
I've heard so much about your deals that I'm itching to speculate some myself.Dixie Hart|Will N. Harben
Word Origin for speculate
1590s, back-formation from speculation. Related: Speculated; speculating.