Another word for speculate
Antonyms neglect*, take for granted, ignore.
To gamble in business
Another word for speculateverb
To use the powers of the mind, as in conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and making judgments:cerebrate, cogitate, deliberate, ratiocinate, reflect, think. Idioms: put on one's thinking cap, use one's head. See thoughts
To draw an inference on the basis of inconclusive evidence or insufficient information:conjecture, guess, infer, suppose, surmise. See opinion
To formulate or assert as a tentative explanation:hypothesize, theorize. See belief, thoughts
To take a risk in the hope of gaining advantage:gamble, venture. Idiom: take a flyer. See gambling