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.
Also especially British, the·o·rise.
Origin of theorize
Related formsthe·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.
From the Medieval Latin
dating back to 1630–40.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for theorised
Historical Examples of theorised
It theorised not, indeed, about the Incarnation and the modes of the Divine existence.
The campaign would probably be conducted as theorised by Don Rafael.
Why should not Othello marry Desdemona, and keep her at her father's, as theorised?
That was the conclusion which he arrived at when he theorised on matter without any theological aim.
Claes had been suddenly jerked from the ideal world in which he theorised and toiled into the real world of men.
British Dictionary definitions for theorised
Derived Formstheorization or theorisation, nountheorizer or theoriser, noun
- (intr) to produce or use theories; speculate
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Word Origin and History for theorised
1630s, perhaps a formation in English from theory + -ize. Related: Theorized; theorizing.
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