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hy·poth·e·size

 (hī-pŏth′ĭ-sīz′)
v. hy·poth·e·sized, hy·poth·e·siz·ing, hy·poth·e·siz·es
v.tr.
To assert as a hypothesis.
v.intr.
To form a hypothesis.

hypothesize

(haɪˈpɒθɪˌsaɪz) or

hypothesise

vb
to form or assume as a hypothesis
hyˈpotheˌsizer, hyˈpotheˌsiser n

hy•poth•e•size

(haɪˈpɒθ əˌsaɪz, hɪ-)

v. -sized, -siz•ing. v.i.
1. to form a hypothesis.
v.t.
2. to assume by hypothesis.
[1730–40]

hy·poth·e·size

(hī-pŏth′ĭ-sīz′)
To form a hypothesis.

hypothesize


Past participle: hypothesized
Gerund: hypothesizing

Imperative
hypothesize
hypothesize
Present
I hypothesize
you hypothesize
he/she/it hypothesizes
we hypothesize
you hypothesize
they hypothesize
Preterite
I hypothesized
you hypothesized
he/she/it hypothesized
we hypothesized
you hypothesized
they hypothesized
Present Continuous
I am hypothesizing
you are hypothesizing
he/she/it is hypothesizing
we are hypothesizing
you are hypothesizing
they are hypothesizing
Present Perfect
I have hypothesized
you have hypothesized
he/she/it has hypothesized
we have hypothesized
you have hypothesized
they have hypothesized
Past Continuous
I was hypothesizing
you were hypothesizing
he/she/it was hypothesizing
we were hypothesizing
you were hypothesizing
they were hypothesizing
Past Perfect
I had hypothesized
you had hypothesized
he/she/it had hypothesized
we had hypothesized
you had hypothesized
they had hypothesized
Future
I will hypothesize
you will hypothesize
he/she/it will hypothesize
we will hypothesize
you will hypothesize
they will hypothesize
Future Perfect
I will have hypothesized
you will have hypothesized
he/she/it will have hypothesized
we will have hypothesized
you will have hypothesized
they will have hypothesized
Future Continuous
I will be hypothesizing
you will be hypothesizing
he/she/it will be hypothesizing
we will be hypothesizing
you will be hypothesizing
they will be hypothesizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hypothesizing
you have been hypothesizing
he/she/it has been hypothesizing
we have been hypothesizing
you have been hypothesizing
they have been hypothesizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hypothesizing
you will have been hypothesizing
he/she/it will have been hypothesizing
we will have been hypothesizing
you will have been hypothesizing
they will have been hypothesizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hypothesizing
you had been hypothesizing
he/she/it had been hypothesizing
we had been hypothesizing
you had been hypothesizing
they had been hypothesizing
Conditional
I would hypothesize
you would hypothesize
he/she/it would hypothesize
we would hypothesize
you would hypothesize
they would hypothesize
Past Conditional
I would have hypothesized
you would have hypothesized
he/she/it would have hypothesized
we would have hypothesized
you would have hypothesized
they would have hypothesized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hypothesize - 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"

hypothesize

verb
To formulate or assert as a tentative explanation:
Translations

hypothesize

[haɪˈpɒθɪsaɪz]
A. VIrealizar hipótesis, hacer hipótesis
to hypothesize about or (up)on sthrealizar or hacer hipótesis sobre algo
B. VTplantear la hipótesis de

hypothesize

[haɪˈpɒθɪsaɪz] hypothesise (British) vt [+ possibility] → faire l'hypothèse de
to hypothesize that ... → faire l'hypothèse que ...

hypothesize

vtannehmen

hypothesize

[haɪˈpɒθɪˌsaɪz] vi (frm) → ipotizzare
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