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speculate

US [ˈspekjəˌleɪt]
UK [ˈspekjʊleɪt]
  • v.投机;推测;猜测;推断
  • Web思索;沉思;思考
Simple Present:speculates  Present Participle:speculating  Past Tense:speculated  
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v.
1.
[i][t]
推测;猜测;推断to form an opinion about sth without knowing all the details or facts
We all speculated about the reasons for her resignation.
我们大家都推测过她辞职的原因。
It is useless to speculate why he did it.
对他为什么这么做妄加猜测毫无用处。
We can speculate that the stone circles were used in some sort of pagan ceremony.
我们可以推测,这些石头排成的圆圈是用于某种异教崇拜仪式的。
2.
[i]
~ (in/on sth)
投机;做投机买卖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.
他喜欢炒股。

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