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the·o·rize

 (thē′ə-rīz′, thîr′īz)
v. the·o·rized, the·o·riz·ing, the·o·riz·es
v.intr.
To formulate theories or a theory; speculate.
v.tr.
To propose a theory about.

the′o·ri·za′tion (-ər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
the′o·riz′er n.

theorize

(ˈθɪəˌraɪz) or

theorise

vb
(intr) to produce or use theories; speculate
ˌtheoriˈzation, ˌtheoriˈsation n
ˈtheoˌrizer, ˈtheoˌriser n

the•o•rize

(ˈθi əˌraɪz, ˈθɪər aɪz)

v.i. -rized, -riz•ing.
to form a theory or theories.
[1630–40; < Medieval Latin theōrizāre. See theory, -ize]
the`o•ri•za′tion, n.
the′o•riz`er, n.

theorize


Past participle: theorized
Gerund: theorizing

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.theorize - to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
reconstruct, retrace, construct - reassemble mentally; "reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"
anticipate, expect - regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
formulate, explicate, develop - elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
2.theorize - construct a theory about; "Galileo theorized the motion of the stars"
reason - think logically; "The children must learn to reason"
theorize - form or construct theories; "he thinks and theorizes all day"
3.theorize - form or construct theories; "he thinks and theorizes all day"
reason - think logically; "The children must learn to reason"
theorize - construct a theory about; "Galileo theorized the motion of the stars"

theorize

verb speculate, conjecture, hypothesize, project, suppose, guess, formulate, propound We can theorize about their minds by watching them behave.

theorize

verb
To formulate or assert as a tentative explanation:
Translations
vytvářet si teorie
setja fram kenningu
kuramlamak

theorize

[ˈθɪəraɪz] VI to theorize (about/on)teorizar (acerca de/sobre)

theorize

[ˈθiːəraɪz] theorise (British) vithéoriser

theorize

theorize

[ˈθɪəˌraɪz] vi to theorize (about)teorizzare (su)

theory

(ˈθiəri) plural ˈtheories noun
1. an idea or explanation which has not yet been proved to be correct. There are many theories about the origin of life; In theory, I agree with you, but it would not work in practice.
2. the main principles and ideas in an art, science etc as opposed to the practice of actually doing it. A musician has to study both the theory and practice of music.
ˌtheoˈretical (-ˈreti-) adjective
ˌtheoˈretically (-ˈreti-)
adverb.
ˈtheorize, ˈtheorise verb
to make theories. He did not know what had happened, so he could only theorize about it.
ˈtheorist noun
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps that was a more cheerful time for observers and theorizers than the present; we are apt to think it the finest era of the world when America was beginning to be discovered, when a bold sailor, even if he were wrecked, might alight on a new kingdom; and about 1829 the dark territories of Pathology were a fine America for a spirited young adventurer.
Many theorizers like Epel and Bandura (1999), Carver and Scheire (1998) work on Self-regulation, proposed that individuals can be varying in different aspects related to cognition and motivation which in terms enhancing behavior toward the attainments of certain goals.
Patricia Hill Collins, a professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, is often touted as one of the first theorizers of Black feminism.
The theorizers of such rights in fact go out of their way to ignore such requirements.
Similarly, this first novel by one of realism's most important theorizers and practitioners helps demonstrate the emergence of a genre capable of reproducing conservative structures, but also of revealing the processes through which those structures are constructed and maintained.
However, theorizers believe it burned out before damaging the plane's exterior, which is why the aircraft flew such a long distance off course while on autopilot.
They also cannot be mistaken for working journalists because letter writers are such avid theorizers, people whose model of the world is now complete, a model with interlocking parts that fit together handsomely.
Zbigniew and Zofia Romaszewski are model Polish citizens--active in the Solidarity and post-Solidarity movements, not as armchair theorizers but as people who actively helped hundreds, perhaps thousands, of their fellow Poles who had neither the education nor the material resources to win in their self-sacrificial opposition to the communist state.
162) and as generators and theorizers of teaching knowledge in their own right (Johnson, 2009; Cochran-Smith & Lytle, 1999).
In the second phase (of the latter two days), further roles emerged: Shepherds, Commentators, Conversationalists, Theorizers, Validators, Creators, Philosophers, Spammers, and Summarizers.
He considers anti-federalist struggles; building popular counter power in democratic societies of the 1790s; James Madison, Thomas Cooper, and several other key theorizers and organizers of dissentient democracy.
Decolonial education, on the other hand, has more thoroughly explored critical feminist and queer/sexuality theories, thanks to the work of border, transnational, postcolonial, and decolonial feminist theorizers both within and beyond the discipline of education.