speculate [-d] v

L. speculārī, to spy out, examine, observe, look-out, watch tower < specěre, look, see.

  1. Consider; contemplate; surmise; ponder; reflect; theorize upon; try to understand. (1292/1290)
  2. Deliberate; confer; converse hypothetically; discuss conjecturally; engage in thought.
  3. See; observe; look at; gaze upon.
  4. Anticipate; imagine; expect; envision; foresee; suppose; count on as probable.