hypothesize

[ hahy-poth-uh-sahyz, hi- ]
/ haɪˈpɒθ əˌsaɪz, hɪ- /

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.

QUIZZES

Can You Ace This Quiz About “Compliment” vs. “Complement”?
Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for hypothesised

  • 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

/ (haɪˈpɒθɪˌsaɪz) /

verb

to form or assume as a hypothesis

Derived forms of hypothesize

hypothesizer or hypothesiser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for hypothesised

hypothesize
[ hī-pŏthĭ-sīz′ ]

To form a hypothesis.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.