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v. phi·los·o·phized, phi·los·o·phiz·ing, phi·los·o·phiz·es
To think or express oneself in a philosophical manner.
To consider or discuss (a matter) from a philosophical standpoint.

phi·los′o·phiz′er n.


(fɪˈlɒsəˌfaɪz) or


1. (intr) to make philosophical pronouncements and speculations
2. (tr) to explain philosophically
phiˌlosophiˈzation, phiˌlosophiˈsation n
phiˈlosoˌphizer, phiˈlosoˌphiser n


(fɪˈlɒs əˌfaɪz)

v.i. -phized, -phiz•ing.
1. to speculate or theorize, usu. in a superficial or imprecise manner.
2. to think or reason as a philosopher.
phi•los′o•phiz`er, n.


Past participle: philosophized
Gerund: philosophizing

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Verb1.philosophize - reason philosophically
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
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[fɪˈlɒsəfaɪz] VIfilosofar


[fɪˈlɒsəfaɪz] philosophise (British) viphilosopher
to philosophize about sth → philosopher sur qch


viphilosophieren (→ about, on über +acc)


[fɪˈlɒsəˌfaɪz] vi to philosophize (about or on)filosofare (su)


(fiˈlosəfi) plural phiˈlosophies noun
1. the search for knowledge and truth, especially about the nature of man and his behaviour and beliefs. moral philosophy.
2. a particular system of philosophical theories. I have a very simple philosophy (=attitude to life) – enjoy life!
phiˈlosopher noun
a person who studies philosophy, especially one who develops a particular set of theories. Rousseau was a famous philosopher.
ˌphiloˈsophical, ˌphiloˈsophic (-ˈso-) adjective
1. of philosophy. a philosophical discussion; philosophical works.
2. (of a person) calm, not easily upset or worried. He's had a lot of bad luck, but he's philosophical about it.
ˌphiloˈsophically adverb
phiˈlosophize, phiˈlosophise verb
to think about or discuss the nature of man, the purpose of life etc. He spends all his time philosophizing and never does any work.
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Oh, it is well to philosophize a little, Dick; it does no harm.
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I agree, my master, that 'tis better to philosophize and poetize, to blow the flame in the furnace, or to receive it from carry cats on a shield.
When Helen looked back she could philosophize, or she could look into the future and plan for her child.
Ah, you philosophize," replied Villefort, after a moment's silence, during which, like a wrestler who encounters a powerful opponent, he took breath; "well, sir, really, if, like you, I had nothing else to do, I should seek a more amusing occupation.
There was not much time for Betts Shoreham to philosophize, and speculate on female caprices and motives, John Monson making his appearance in as high evening dress as well comported with what is called "republican simplicity.
Samuel Johnson's witty phrasing would seem to disqualify the genre as a mode in which one could possibly philosophize.
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Contending that CoPI "enabled 5-year-olds to philosophize better than university students," she explains how this method counters the conventional wisdom that young children cannot engage in abstract thinking.
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defies repetition in a series," already courts the uncanny commentary that makes us philosophize as we read.