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.

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

Origin of paralogize

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Medieval Latin paralogizāre, from Greek paralogízesthai “to reason falsely,” equivalent to parálog(os) (see para-1, logos) + -izesthai -ize
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