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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: speculate(0.01061 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to speculate.
English → English (WordNet)
v 1: to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds;
“Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in
swamps” [syn: theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize,
hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose]
2: 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; “We were speculating whether the
President had to resign after the scandal”
3: reflect deeply on a subject; “I mulled over the events of
the afternoon”; “philosophers have speculated on the
question of God for thousands of years”; “The scientist
must stop to observe and start to excogitate” [syn: chew over
, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate,
muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate]
4: invest at a risk; “I bought this house not because I want to
live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am
speculating” [syn: job]
English → English (gcide)
Speculate \Spec"u*late\, v. t.
To consider attentively; as, to speculate the nature of a
thing. [R.] --Sir W. Hamilton.
Speculate \Spec"u*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Speculated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Speculating.] [L. speculatus, p. p. of
speculari to spy out, observe, fr. specula a lookout, fr.
specere to look. See Spy.]
1. To consider by turning a subject in the mind, and viewing
it in its different aspects and relations; to meditate; to
contemplate; to theorize; as, to speculate on questions in
religion; to speculate on political events.
It is remarkable that persons who speculate the most
boldly often conform with the most pefect quietude
to the external regulations of society. --Hawthorne.
2. (Philos.) To view subjects from certain premises given or
assumed, and infer conclusions respecting them a priori.
3. (Com.) To purchase with the expectation of a contingent
advance in value, and a consequent sale at a profit; --
often, in a somewhat depreciative sense, of unsound or
hazardous transactions; as, to speculate in coffee, in
sugar, or in bank stock.