1. [syn: speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose]
2. construct a theory about;
- Example: "Galileo theorized the motion of the stars"
3. form or construct theories;
- Example: "he thinks and theorizes all day"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Theorize \The"o*rize\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Theorized; p. pr. &
vb. n. Theorizing.] [Cf. F. th['e]oriser.]
To form a theory or theories; to form opinions solely by
theory; to speculate.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds;
"Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
[syn: speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture,
hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose]
2: construct a theory about; "Galileo theorized the motion of
3: form or construct theories; "he thinks and theorizes all day"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
23 Moby Thesaurus words for "theorize":
analyze, apply reason, conjecture, deduce, entertain a theory,
espouse a theory, generalize, guess, have a theory, hypothesize,
infer, intellectualize, logicalize, logicize, philosophize,
provide a rationale, rationalize, reason, speculate, submit,
syllogize, synthesize, use reason