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hypothesize

[hahy-poth-uh-sahyz, hi-]
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verb (used without object), hy·poth·e·sized, hy·poth·e·siz·ing.
  1. to form a hypothesis.
verb (used with object), hy·poth·e·sized, hy·poth·e·siz·ing.
  1. to assume by hypothesis.
Also hypothecate; especially British, hy·poth·e·sise.

Origin of hypothesize

First recorded in 1730–40; hypothes(is) + -ize
Related formshy·poth·e·siz·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for hypothesised

Historical Examples

  • I hypothesised this deduction from the fact that they were quite utterly gone.

    Fibble, D. D.

    Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb


British Dictionary definitions for hypothesised

hypothesize

hypothesise

verb
  1. to form or assume as a hypothesis
Derived Formshypothesizer or hypothesiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for hypothesised

hypothesize

v.

1738, from hypothesis + -ize. Related: Hypothesized; hypothesizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

hypothesised in Science

hypothesize

[hī-pŏthĭ-sīz′]
  1. To form a hypothesis.
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