verb (used without object), spec·u·lat·ed, spec·u·lat·ing.
Words nearby speculate
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
Examples from the Web for speculated
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.
They speculated in their articles, dragged everybody through the mud.
In a 2011 article for Wired, David Axe speculated that Iran would seek Chinese help in examining the RQ-170.
Some outlets have speculated that she makes up to $60,000 for Instagram posts endorsing products.Back Off, B*tches. There’s Only One Butt Selfie Queen|Cheryl Wischhover|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was very well off but wanted to get richer, and so he speculated in a tin mine in Cornwall.Cord and Creese|James de Mille
Perhaps it needed that extra time, he speculated, to set up the necessary machinery for another dirty trick.The World That Couldn't Be|Clifford Donald Simak
After the Great Fire of London he speculated largely in building, and greatly assisted in making city improvements.The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII|Jonathan Swift
"Oh, I don't suppose the country hotels are really so awfully good," she speculated.Free Air|Sinclair Lewis
He speculated on the possibilities of knowledge which an increased power of the lens would give in the years to come.The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln|Francis Fisher Browne