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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.
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
British Dictionary definitions for theorization
Derived Formstheorization or theorisation, nountheorizer or theoriser, noun
- (intr) to produce or use theories; speculate
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Word Origin and History for theorization
1630s, perhaps a formation in English from theory + -ize. Related: Theorized; theorizing.
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