verb (used without object), spec·u·lat·ed, spec·u·lat·ing.
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Origin of speculate
OTHER WORDS FROM speculateo·ver·spec·u·late, verb (used without object), o·ver·spec·u·lat·ed, o·ver·spec·u·lat·ing.pre·spec·u·late, verb (used without object), pre·spec·u·lat·ed, pre·spec·u·lat·ing.un·spec·u·lat·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for speculate
The resulting increased radiation could have led to the demise of many shallow-water organisms, the team speculated.50 years ago, scientists named Earth’s magnetic field as a suspect in extinctions|Jonathan Lambert|November 19, 2020|Science News
They’d continue to speculate together about their significance and connections to archetypes.The Synchronicity of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung - Issue 93: Forerunners|Paul Halpern|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
So, like NBCUniversal’s deal with Roku to finally distribute Peacock on the latter’s CTV platform, we’re left to largely speculate over who had to make what compromises to make WarnerMedia’s service available on Amazon’s platform.
Fadi Quran, a campaign director at the left-leaning group Avaaz, which researches misinformation, speculated Facebook’s ad hoc efforts to step up punishments for repeat offenders were starting to have a broader impact.‘Stop the Steal’ supporters, restrained by Facebook, turn to Parler to peddle false election claims|Elizabeth Dwoskin, Rachel Lerman|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
As for why the Justice Department didn’t name the individual, the source speculated it was because the person could be at risk of violent retaliation from criminals tied to the Silk Road.Feds seize $1 billion in Bitcoin from mystery man ‘X’|Jeff|November 5, 2020|Fortune
The CID speculated that the woman was confirming who lived there before planting a homemade nail bomb.Abu Dhabi Treats U.S. Teacher’s Murder as Terrorist Attack|Chris Allbritton|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some have speculated that cessation of CPR decreases pressure in the chest cavity, allowing blood to return to the heart.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This last group, Beck speculated, was surely in New York City.
Long speculated to be a UFO research center, Burlington has been the subject of rampant conspiracies for decades.
They speculated in their articles, dragged everybody through the mud.
Aristide looked mournfully over the rain-swept common through the leaded panes, and speculated on the enigma of woman.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Georges d'Estourny speculated on the Bourse with money obtained from "kept" women who trusted in him.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
The Thirty-six watched and waited, and speculated upon the threatened disaster.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
So, as he satisfied the cravings of man within, he speculated upon the possibility of danger for man without.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
They speculated as to the origins of political and social institutions and the laws of human progress.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt