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hypothesize

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

Origin of hypothesize

First recorded in 1730–40; hypothes(is) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM hypothesize

hy·poth·e·siz·er, noun
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How to use hypothesize in a sentence

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

    Fibble, D. D.|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb

British Dictionary definitions for hypothesize

hypothesize

hypothesise

/ (haɪˈpɒθɪˌsaɪz) /

verb
to form or assume as a hypothesis

Derived forms of hypothesize

hypothesizer or hypothesiser, noun
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Scientific definitions for hypothesize

hypothesize
[ hī-pŏthĭ-sīz′ ]

To form a hypothesis.
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