[ thee-uh-rahyz, theer-ahyz ]
/ ˈθi əˌraɪz, ˈθɪər aɪz /
verb (used without object), the·o·rized, the·o·riz·ing.
verb (used with object), the·o·rized, the·o·riz·ing.
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presumption, guess, hunch, theory, inference, acceptance, expectation, supposition, hypothesis, premise, suspicion, belief, reflection, thinking, attention, understanding, logic, speculation, hope, meditation
- theoretical arithmetic,
- theory of equations,
- theory of everything,
- theory of games,
- theory of mind
Also especially British, the·o·rise.
Origin of theorize
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/ (ˈθɪəˌraɪz) /
(intr) to produce or use theories; speculate
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