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theorize

[ thee-uh-rahyz, theer-ahyz ]
/ ˈθi əˌraɪz, ˈθɪər aɪz /
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verb (used without object), the·o·rized, the·o·riz·ing.
to form a theory or theories.
verb (used with object), the·o·rized, the·o·riz·ing.
to form a theory or theories about.
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Also especially British, the·o·rise .

Origin of theorize

From the Medieval Latin word theōrizāre, dating back to 1630–40. See theory, -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM theorize

the·o·ri·za·tion, nounthe·o·riz·er, nouno·ver·the·o·ri·za·tion, nouno·ver·the·o·rize, verb (used without object), o·ver·the·o·rized, o·ver·the·o·riz·ing.
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How to use theorize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for theorize

theorize

theorise

/ (ˈθɪəˌraɪz) /

verb
(intr) to produce or use theories; speculate

Derived forms of theorize

theorization or theorisation, nountheorizer or theoriser, noun
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