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VERB (3)

1. to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds;
- Example: "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
[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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

theorize 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 the stars" 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