Synonyms for speculate

Synonyms for (verb) speculate

Synonyms: chew over, reflect, ponder, think over, speculate, ruminate, mull, mull over, muse, excogitate, contemplate, meditate

Definition: reflect deeply on a subject

Usage: 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

Similar words: think, cogitate, cerebrate

Definition: use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments

Usage: I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere


Synonyms: theorise, theorize, suppose, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, conjecture

Definition: to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

Usage: Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps

Similar words: anticipate, expect

Definition: regard something as probable or likely

Usage: The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow


Synonyms: speculate

Definition: 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

Usage: We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal

Similar words: reason

Definition: think logically

Usage: The children must learn to reason


Synonyms: speculate, job

Definition: invest at a risk

Usage: 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

Similar words: commit, invest, put, place

Definition: make an investment

Usage: Put money into bonds