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psychologize

[sahy-kol-uh-jahyz]
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verb (used without object), psy·chol·o·gized, psy·chol·o·giz·ing.
  1. to make psychological investigations or speculations, especially those that are naive or uninformed.
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Also especially British, psy·chol·o·gise.

Origin of psychologize

First recorded in 1820–30; psycholog(y) + -ize
Related formspsy·chol·o·giz·er, nouno·ver·psy·chol·o·gize, verb, o·ver·psy·chol·o·gized, o·ver·psy·chol·o·giz·ing.
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Examples from the Web for psychologize

Historical Examples

  • One can only psychologize viciously on the difference in point of view between a full man and an empty one.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite

    Edward O. Mousley

  • I am outwardly calm, and too busy to psychologize much on the great end of this awful eternity.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite

    Edward O. Mousley

  • Yet, however blithely he may psychologize these matters, he is wise enough to know that he is not a free man.


British Dictionary definitions for psychologize

psychologize

psychologise

verb (intr)
  1. to make interpretations of behaviour and mental processes
  2. to carry out investigation in the field of psychology
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psychologize in Medicine

psychologize

(sī-kŏlə-jīz′)
v.
  1. To explain behavior in psychological terms.
  2. To investigate, reason, or speculate in psychological terms.
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