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EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from German spekulieren +‎ -овать (-ovatʹ); see also -и́ровать (-írovatʹ).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [spʲɪkʊˈlʲirəvətʲ]

VerbEdit

спекули́ровать (spekulírovatʹimpf

  1. (financial) to speculate, to profiteer, to gamble (in)
  2. (figuratively) to exploit, to take advantage of
  3. to speculate (on)

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