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phi·los·o·phize

 (fĭ-lŏs′ə-fīz′)
v. phi·los·o·phized, phi·los·o·phiz·ing, phi·los·o·phiz·es
v.intr.
To think or express oneself in a philosophical manner.
v.tr.
To consider or discuss (a matter) from a philosophical standpoint.

phi·los′o·phiz′er n.

philosophize

(fɪˈlɒsəˌfaɪz) or

philosophise

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

phi•los•o•phize

(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.
[1585–95]
phi•los′o•phiz`er, n.

philosophize


Past participle: philosophized
Gerund: philosophizing

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am philosophizing
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Present Perfect
I have philosophized
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
I had philosophized
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Future
I will philosophize
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Future Perfect
I will have philosophized
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Future Continuous
I will be philosophizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been philosophizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would philosophize
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Past Conditional
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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"
Translations
filozofovat
filosofere
velta vöngum
filozofovať
felsefe yapmak

philosophize

[fɪˈlɒsəfaɪz] VIfilosofar

philosophize

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

philosophize

viphilosophieren (→ about, on über +acc)

philosophize

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

philosophy

(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.
References in classic literature ?
In those early days I had no philosophized preference for reality in literature, and I dare say if I had been asked, I should have said that the plays of Shakespeare where reality is least felt were the most imaginative; that is the belief of the puerile critics still; but I suppose it was my instinctive liking for reality that made the great Histories so delightful to me, and that rendered "Macbeth" and "Hamlet" vital in their very ghosts and witches.
While they philosophized about it he was living it, placing the strong hand of his race firmly on the shoulders of the lesser breeds that laboured on Berande or menaced it from afar.
They philosophized, if you will pardon my misuse of the word, about the heart as the seat of the emotions, while the scientists were formulating the circulation of the blood.