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speculate
used in King Lear

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Definition
to guess without certainty

or:

to think about or consider something

or (more rarely):

to risk money in a financial venture
  • —servants, who seem no less, Which are to France the spies and speculations Intelligent of our state; what hath been seen, Either in snuffs and packings of the dukes; Or the hard rein which both of them have borne Against the old kind king; or something deeper, Whereof, perchance, these are but furnishings;— But, true it is, from France there comes a power Into this scatter'd kingdom; who already, Wise in our negligence, have secret feet In some of our best ports, and are at point To...
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A Heath (48% in)

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