|1.||[ verb ] proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers|
"We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"
|2.||[ verb ] put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation|
|Synonyms:||guess hazard pretend|
"I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again" "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
|Related terms:||speculate predict suspect luck guess guesser|
|3.||[ noun ] any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome|
|Related terms:||undertaking campaign risk experiment sally joint_venture|
|4.||[ verb ] express in spite of possible refutation|
|5.||[ noun ] (business) an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits|
"he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"
|Related terms:||investment pyramid gamble smart_money|
|6.||[ noun ] (business) a commercial undertaking that risks a loss but promises a profit|
|7.||[ verb ] brave the dangers of|
"brave the natural elements"
|8.||[ verb ] put at risk|
|Synonyms:||jeopardize stake adventure hazard|
"I will stake my good reputation for this"
|Related terms:||risk hazard speculation adventurer|