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hypothesize

[ hahy-poth-uh-sahyz, hi- ]
/ ha瑟藞p蓲胃 蓹藢sa瑟z, h瑟- /
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verb (used without object), hy路poth路e路sized, hy路poth路e路siz路ing.
to form a hypothesis.
verb (used with object), hy路poth路e路sized, hy路poth路e路siz路ing.
to assume by hypothesis.
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Also hypothecate; especially British, hy路poth路e路sise .

Origin of hypothesize

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

OTHER WORDS FROM hypothesize

hy路poth路e路siz路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypothesize

hypothesize

hypothesise

/ (ha瑟藞p蓲胃瑟藢sa瑟z) /

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
[ h墨-p艔th沫-s墨z鈥 ]

To form a hypothesis.
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