What is another word for speculates?

Pronunciation: [spˈɛkjʊlˌe͡ɪts] (IPA)

Speculation is the act of supposing something based on incomplete information. It is essentially a prediction, and there are many words that can be used to describe this activity. Some synonyms for speculates include surmises, conjectures, imagines, theorizes, postulates, hypothesizes, and infers. All of these terms suggest that the speaker is making an educated guess based on what they know, but that they cannot be certain that their prediction is correct. Whether you are speculating on the future of a company, the outcome of an election, or the meaning of a poem, these synonyms can help you communicate your thoughts with precision and clarity.

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Usage examples for Speculates

I'm very sorry to hear of the loss; but a man who speculates in the stock market must look out for himself.
"Swirling Waters"
Max Rittenberg
One speculates on the result which these mingled forces, these ethnic habits and historical traditions, and economic conditions, will work out.
"Impressions of South Africa"
James Bryce
Spitta speculates on the identity of this "stranger maiden."
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 1"
Rupert Hughes

Famous quotes with Speculates

  • The communism of Marx seeks a strong state centralization, and where this exists, there the parasitic Jewish nation - which speculates upon the labor of people - will always find the means for its existence.
    Mikhail Bakunin
  • Men take their misfortunes to heart, and keep them there. A gambler does not talk about his losses; the frequenter of brothels, who finds his favorite engaged by another, pretends to be just as well off without her; the professional street-brawler is quiet about the fights he has lost; and a merchant who speculates on goods will conceal the losses he may suffer. All act as one who steps on dog dung in the dark.
    Ihara Saikaku

Similar words: postulate, suppose, conjecture, conjecture sentence


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