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Another word for speculate

  1. To use the powers of the mind, as in conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and making judgments

  2. To draw an inference on the basis of inconclusive evidence or insufficient information

      1. To make a judgment about (something) without sufficient evidence; guess:
      2. To say (something) as a guess or conjecture.
      3. To make a guess or conjecture.
      1. To assume to be true or real for the sake of argument or explanation:
      2. To believe, especially on uncertain or tentative grounds:
      3. To consider to be probable or likely:
      1. To conclude from evidence or by reasoning:
      2. To involve by logical necessity; entail:
      3. To indicate indirectly; imply.
      1. To predict (a result or an event) without sufficient information.
      2. To assume, presume, or assert (a fact) without sufficient information.
      3. To form a correct estimate or conjecture of:
      1. Opinion or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
      2. An opinion or conclusion based on guesswork:
      3. To judge or conclude by conjecture; guess:
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  3. To formulate or assert as a tentative explanation

  4. To take a risk in the hope of gaining advantage

      1. An undertaking that is dangerous, daring, or of uncertain outcome.
      2. A business enterprise involving some risk in expectation of gain.
      3. Something, such as money or cargo, at hazard in a risky enterprise.
      1. To bet on an uncertain outcome, as of a contest.
      2. To play a game of chance for stakes.
      3. To take a risk in the hope of gaining an advantage or a benefit.
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Another word for speculate

  1. To think

  2. To gamble in business