- to speculate or theorize, usually in a superficial or imprecise manner.
- to think or reason as a philosopher.
Also especially British, phi·los·o·phise.
Origin of philosophize
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Examples from the Web for philosophising
There is, after all, a right as well as a wrong method of philosophising.
There is material in them for all kinds of talk from gossip to philosophising.In Pastures Green
The pair are philosophising together, and talking of yesterday's comedy!Historical Miniatures
It is not by searching and philosophising that these things are found out, but by revelation.When the Holy Ghost is Come
S. L. Brengle
The pain may be as acute as ever in spite of all our philosophising.Expositor's Bible: The Song of Solomon
- (intr) to make philosophical pronouncements and speculations
- (tr) to explain philosophically
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Word Origin and History for philosophising
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