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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.
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(fɪˈlɒsəˌfaɪz) or


1. (intr) to make philosophical pronouncements and speculations
2. (tr) to explain philosophically
phiˌlosophiˈzation, phiˌlosophiˈsation n
phiˈlosoˌphizer, phiˈlosoˌphiser n
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(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.
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Past participle: philosophized
Gerund: philosophizing

I philosophize
you philosophize
he/she/it philosophizes
we philosophize
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I philosophized
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you philosophized
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Present Continuous
I am philosophizing
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he/she/it is philosophizing
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you are philosophizing
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Present Perfect
I have philosophized
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Past Continuous
I was philosophizing
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he/she/it was philosophizing
we were philosophizing
you were philosophizing
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Past Perfect
I had philosophized
you had philosophized
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you had philosophized
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I will philosophize
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Future Perfect
I will have philosophized
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I will be philosophizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been philosophizing
you have been philosophizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been philosophizing
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he/she/it will have been philosophizing
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you will have been philosophizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been philosophizing
you had been philosophizing
he/she/it had been philosophizing
we had been philosophizing
you had been philosophizing
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I would philosophize
you would philosophize
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Past Conditional
I would have philosophized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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[fɪˈlɒsəfaɪz] philosophise (British) viphilosopher
to philosophize about sth → philosopher sur qch
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viphilosophieren (→ about, on über +acc)
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[fɪˈlɒsəˌfaɪz] vi to philosophize (about or on)filosofare (su)
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(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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We don't know what it means to see our world mapped by panpatriothandlers, so we philosophize with Hummers that boomerang back from battles and pass through city streets like ghosts in the night, stealthy port-o-bunkers relieving the waste of misspent complaints, tinted urinational fiefs that make military might right, bond us to horrors we can't see.
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