[ thee-ol-uh-jahyz ]
/ θiˈɒl əˌdʒaɪz /

verb (used without object), the·ol·o·gized, the·ol·o·giz·ing.

to theorize or speculate upon theological subjects.

verb (used with object), the·ol·o·gized, the·ol·o·giz·ing.

to make theological; treat theologically.
Also especially British, the·ol·o·gise.

Origin of theologize

From the Medieval Latin word theologizāre, dating back to 1640–50. See theology, -ize

Related forms

the·ol·o·gi·za·tion, nounthe·ol·o·giz·er, nounan·ti·the·ol·o·giz·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for theologize



/ (θɪˈɒləˌdʒaɪz) /


(intr) to speculate upon theological subjects, engage in theological study or discussion, or formulate theological arguments
(tr) to render theological or treat from a theological point of view

Derived Forms

theologization or theologisation, nountheologizer or theologiser, noun
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