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Significado de “speculate” - Diccionario Inglés

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speculateverb [I]

uk   /ˈspek.jə.leɪt/  us   /ˈspek.jə.leɪt/
  • speculate verb [I] (GUESS)

C2 to ​guesspossibleanswers to a ​question when you do not have enough ​information to be ​certain: I don't ​know why she did it - I'm just speculating. A ​spokespersondeclined to speculate on the ​cause of the ​traincrash. Journalists are speculating about whether ​interestrates will be ​cut. [+ that] The ​newspapers have speculated that they will get ​married next ​year.

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  • speculate verb [I] (TRADE)

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 ​higherprice in ​order to make a ​profit: He made his ​money speculating on the London ​gold and ​silvermarkets. The ​company has been speculating inproperty for ​years.
(Definition of speculate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "speculate" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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speculateverb [I]

 us   /ˈspek·jəˌleɪt/
  • speculate verb [I] (GUESS)

to ​formopinions about something without having the ​necessaryinformation or ​facts; to make ​guesses: I’m just speculating about what ​happened. Officials ​refused to speculate on the ​cause of the ​crash.
  • speculate verb [I] (TRADE)

social studies to ​buy and ​sell with the ​hope that the ​value of what you ​buy will ​increase and that it can then be ​sold at a ​higherprice in ​order to make a ​profit: He made his ​money speculating in the ​gold and ​silvermarkets.
(Definition of speculate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "speculate" - Diccionario Inglés para los negocios

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speculateverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈspekjəleɪt/
to guess possible answers to a ​question when you do not have enough ​information to be ​certain: speculate on/about sth Journalists are speculating about whether ​interestrates will be ​cut. A ​spokespersondeclined to speculate on the ​date of the ​merger.speculate that Currency ​traders speculated that Japan's ​centralbank might soon ​buy large ​amounts of ​dollars in the hope of preventing the ​yen from ​strengthening further
FINANCE to ​buy something hoping that its ​value will ​increase and then ​sell at this ​higherprice in ​order to make a ​profit: speculate on/in sth He made his ​money speculating on the London ​gold and silver ​markets. The ​company speculates in ​property.
(Definition of speculate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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