English - Vietnamese Dictionary
speculate /'spekjuleit/Concise Dictionary
- nội động từ
- tự biên
- to speculate on (upon, about) a subject: nghiên cứu một vấn đề
- suy đoán, đưa ra ý kiến này ý kiến nọ về, ức đoán
- đầu cơ, tích trữ
- to speculate in something: đầu cơ cái gì
speculates|speculated|speculating'spekjəleɪt /-jʊl-Thesaurus Dictionary
+to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
+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
+reflect deeply on a subject
+invest at a risk
Advanced English Dictionary
1 Often, speculate on or upon or about or over. reflect (on or about or over), consider, muse (on or about or over), meditate (on or over or about), contemplate (on or about), cogitate (on or about), think (about or over or on), ponder (over or about), mull over, chew on or over, ruminate (on or over or about), wonder (about), deliberate (over or on or about), weigh, judge, evaluate, theorize (on or about), conjecture (on or about), postulate, hypothesize:
I have been speculating about whether I should take a holiday in the Algarve. Why not go and enjoy yourself instead of speculating on the world's injustices?
2 gamble, wager, take a chance, Colloq have a flutter, play the market, take a plunge:
She is too conservative to speculate in the stock market.
+ verbCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (about / on sth) to form an opinion about sth without knowing all the details or facts: [V] We all speculated about the reasons for her resignation. + They were all speculating as to the identity of the stranger. + [V wh-] It is useless to speculate why he did it. + [V that] We can speculate that the stone circles were used in some sort of pagan ceremony.
2 [V] ~ (in / on sth) to buy goods, property, shares, etc., hoping to make a profit when you sell them, but with the risk of losing money: He likes to speculate on the stock market.
VERB + SPECULATE
can/could only | decline to, refuse to | be fascinating to, be interesting to, be tempting to | be idle to
It is idle to speculate what the consequences would have been.
| be difficult to
There was no point speculating about the possibility of them getting back together.
| as to
We can only speculate as to this man's identity.
He refused to speculate on her reasons for leaving.
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