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Related / Similar Words: chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose, job

 

Definition:
  • reflect deeply on a subject; "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";
  • to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps";
  • 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; "We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal";
  • invest at a risk; "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";

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    Hyponyms: premeditate, theologize, theologise, introspect, bethink, cogitate, wonder, question, puzzle, study, consider, reconstruct, construct, retrace, explicate, formulate, develop, guess, venture, pretend, hazard, suppose, say, bull

     

    Derivational Morphology: meditation, speculation, contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness, muser, muller, ponderer, ruminator, muse, supposition, supposal, guess, conjecture, surmise, surmisal, hypothesis, possibility, theory, theorist, theoretician, theorizer, theoriser, theorization, theorisation, speculator, venture, plunger

     

    Anagrams: capsulate, aspectual

     

     
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