[ sil-uh-jahyz ]
/ ˈsɪl əˌdʒaɪz /
verb (used with or without object), syl·lo·gized, syl·lo·giz·ing.
to argue or reason by syllogism.
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Also especially British, syl·lo·gise .
Origin of syllogize
OTHER WORDS FROM syllogizesyl·lo·gi·za·tion, nounsyl·lo·giz·er, nounnon·syl·lo·giz·ing, adjective
Words nearby syllogize
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Example sentences from the Web for syllogize
He does not syllogize; he exhorts, recalls and convicts by assertion.The Expositor's Bible|George Adam Smith
Yet there are some instances of the actions of brutes which seem to show that they, too, can syllogize.Novum Organum|Francis Bacon
The great question of the future will be to syllogize or not to syllogize.
British Dictionary definitions for syllogize
/ (ˈsɪləˌdʒaɪz) /
to reason or infer by using syllogisms
Derived forms of syllogizesyllogization or syllogisation, nounsyllogizer or syllogiser, noun
Word Origin for syllogize
C15: via Old French from Late Latin syllogizāre, from Greek sullogizesthai; see syllogism
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