paralogize

[ puh-ral-uh-jahyz ]
/ pəˈræl əˌdʒaɪz /

verb (used without object), pa·ral·o·gized, pa·ral·o·giz·ing.

to draw conclusions that do not follow logically from a given set of assumptions.

Nearby words

  1. parallelogram law,
  2. parallelogram rule,
  3. parallergic,
  4. paralogia,
  5. paralogism,
  6. paralympian,
  7. paralympic,
  8. paralympic games,
  9. paralympics,
  10. paralyse

Also especially British, pa·ral·o·gise.

Origin of paralogize

1590–1600; < Medieval Latin paralogizāre < Greek paralogízesthai to reason falsely, equivalent to parálog(os) (see para-1, logos) + -izesthai -ize

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