psychologize

[ sahy-kol-uh-jahyz ]
/ saɪˈkɒl əˌdʒaɪz /

verb (used without object), psy·chol·o·gized, psy·chol·o·giz·ing.

to make psychological investigations or speculations, especially those that are naive or uninformed.
Also especially British, psy·chol·o·gise.

Origin of psychologize

First recorded in 1820–30; psycholog(y) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM psychologize

psy·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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British Dictionary definitions for psychologize

psychologize

psychologise

/ (saɪˈkɒləˌdʒaɪz) /

verb (intr)

to make interpretations of behaviour and mental processes
to carry out investigation in the field of psychology
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Medicine definitions for psychologize

psychologize
[ sī-kŏlə-jīz′ ]

v.

To explain behavior in psychological terms.
To investigate, reason, or speculate in psychological terms.
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