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psy·chol·o·gize

 (sī-kŏl′ə-jīz′)
v. psy·chol·o·gized, psy·chol·o·giz·ing, psy·chol·o·giz·es
v.tr.
To explain or analyze (behavior, for example) in psychological terms.
v.intr.
To investigate, reason, or speculate in psychological terms.

psy·chol′o·giz′er n.
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psychologize

(saɪˈkɒləˌdʒaɪz) or

psychologise

vb (intr)
1. (Psychology) to make interpretations of behaviour and mental processes
2. (Psychology) to carry out investigation in the field of psychology
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psy•chol•o•gize

(saɪˈkɒl əˌdʒaɪz)

v.i. -gized, -giz•ing.
to make psychological investigations or speculations, esp. those that are naive or uninformed.
[1820–30]
psy•chol′o•giz`er, n.
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psychologize


Past participle: psychologized
Gerund: psychologizing

Imperative
psychologize
psychologize
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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 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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