- Present participle of speculate.
Variant of speculate
intransitive verbspeculated, speculating
- to think about the various aspects of a given subject; meditate; ponder; esp., to conjecture
- to buy or sell stocks, commodities, land, etc., usually in the face of higher than ordinary risk, hoping to take advantage of an expected rise or fall in price; also, to take part in any risky venture on the chance of making huge profits
Origin of speculate; from Classical Latin speculatus, past participle of speculari, to view ; from specula, watchtower ; from specere, to see: see spy