- to speculate or theorize, usually in a superficial or imprecise manner.
- to think or reason as a philosopher.
Also especially British, phi·los·o·phise.
Origin of philosophize
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Examples from the Web for philosophise
He prefers to frolic and philosophise with his prodigy on the sands.The Book of Khalid
He is only in a quite secondary sense the animal who can philosophise.Suspended Judgments
John Cowper Powys
It is but right to add that he did not philosophise much on the subject.The Buffalo Runners
But when death comes into a household, we do not philosophise—we only feel.Character
But Margaret did not attempt to philosophise upon the matter.Margaret Capel, v. 2 of 3
- (intr) to make philosophical pronouncements and speculations
- (tr) to explain philosophically
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Word Origin and History for philosophise
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