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English definition of “speculate”

speculate

verb [I] (TRADE)    /ˈspek.jʊ.leɪt/
to buy and sell in the hope that the value of what you buy will increase and that it can then be sold at a higher price in order to make a profit : He made his money speculating on the London gold and silver markets . The company has been speculating in property for years .Investing money
(Definition of speculate verb (TRADE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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