how to pronounce speculate


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speculate is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of speculate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… in the wind and said some speculate that …”

meaning of speculate

To speculate means to form a guess or opinion about something that is not known for certain.

speculate frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word speculate occurs in english on average 3.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics speculate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that speculate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) people, society, and culture;

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