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

hypothesize

hypothesise

/ (haɪˈpɒθɪˌsaɪz) /

verb

to form or assume as a hypothesis
hypothesizer or hypothesiser, noun
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Scientific definitions for hypothesize

hypothesize
[ hī-pŏthĭ-sīz′ ]

To form a hypothesis.
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