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verb (used without object), the·ol·o·gized, the·ol·o·giz·ing.
  1. to theorize or speculate upon theological subjects.
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verb (used with object), the·ol·o·gized, the·ol·o·giz·ing.
  1. to make theological; treat theologically.
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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 formsthe·ol·o·gi·za·tion, nounthe·ol·o·giz·er, nounan·ti·the·ol·o·giz·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for theologize



  1. (intr) to speculate upon theological subjects, engage in theological study or discussion, or formulate theological arguments
  2. (tr) to render theological or treat from a theological point of view
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Derived Formstheologization or theologisation, nountheologizer or theologiser, noun
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