syllogize

[ 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

1375–1425; late Middle English silogysen<Late Latin syllogizāre<Greek syllogízesthai to reason, equivalent to syl-syl- + logízesthai to reckon, infer, equivalent to lóg(os) discourse (see logos) + -izesthai-ize

OTHER WORDS FROM syllogize

syl·lo·gi·za·tion, nounsyl·lo·giz·er, nounnon·syl·lo·giz·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for syllogize

syllogize

syllogise

/ (ˈsɪləˌdʒaɪz) /

verb

to reason or infer by using syllogisms

Derived forms of syllogize

syllogization 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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