- to speculate or theorize, usually in a superficial or imprecise manner.
- to think or reason as a philosopher.
Origin of philosophize
Examples from the Web for philosophize
Historical Examples of philosophize
For to fly and philosophize were one thing, and to philosophize in prison were another.The Book of Khalid
I endeavored to philosophize myself into calmness and indifference.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)
He continued to philosophize with what seemed to me a shocking freedom of mind.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
The Artist was already in his sketch, but he paused to growl and philosophize.Riviera Towns
Herbert Adams Gibbons
To philosophize as a business is to miss the highest philosophy.
- (intr) to make philosophical pronouncements and speculations
- (tr) to explain philosophically