Meaning of speculate
Pronunciation: (spek'yu-lāt"), [key]
— -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
- to engage in thought or reflection; meditate (often fol. by on, upon, or a clause).
- to indulge in conjectural thought.
- to engage in any business transaction involving considerable risk or the chance of large gains, esp. to buy and sell commodities, stocks, etc., in the expectation of a quick or very large profit.
- speculate (Thesaurus)