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syl·lo·gize

 (sĭl′ə-jīz′)
v. syl·lo·gized, syl·lo·giz·ing, syl·lo·giz·es
v.intr.
To reason or argue by means of syllogisms.
v.tr.
To deduce by syllogism.

syl′lo·gi·za′tion (-jĭ-zā′shən) n.
syl′lo·giz′er n.
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syllogize

(ˈsɪləˌdʒaɪz) or

syllogise

vb
(Logic) to reason or infer by using syllogisms
[C15: via Old French from Late Latin syllogizāre, from Greek sullogizesthai; see syllogism]
ˌsyllogiˈzation, ˌsyllogiˈsation n
ˈsylloˌgizer, ˈsylloˌgiser, syllogist n
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syl•lo•gize

(ˈsɪl əˌdʒaɪz)

v.i., v.t. -gized, -giz•ing.
to argue or reason by syllogism.
[1375–1425; < Late Latin syllogizāre < Greek syllogízesthai to reason =syl- syl- + logízesthai to reckon, infer =lóg(os) discourse (see logos) + -izesthai -ize]
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syllogize


Past participle: syllogized
Gerund: syllogizing

Imperative
syllogize
syllogize
Present
I syllogize
you syllogize
he/she/it syllogizes
we syllogize
you syllogize
they syllogize
Preterite
I syllogized
you syllogized
he/she/it syllogized
we syllogized
you syllogized
they syllogized
Present Continuous
I am syllogizing
you are syllogizing
he/she/it is syllogizing
we are syllogizing
you are syllogizing
they are syllogizing
Present Perfect
I have syllogized
you have syllogized
he/she/it has syllogized
we have syllogized
you have syllogized
they have syllogized
Past Continuous
I was syllogizing
you were syllogizing
he/she/it was syllogizing
we were syllogizing
you were syllogizing
they were syllogizing
Past Perfect
I had syllogized
you had syllogized
he/she/it had syllogized
we had syllogized
you had syllogized
they had syllogized
Future
I will syllogize
you will syllogize
he/she/it will syllogize
we will syllogize
you will syllogize
they will syllogize
Future Perfect
I will have syllogized
you will have syllogized
he/she/it will have syllogized
we will have syllogized
you will have syllogized
they will have syllogized
Future Continuous
I will be syllogizing
you will be syllogizing
he/she/it will be syllogizing
we will be syllogizing
you will be syllogizing
they will be syllogizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been syllogizing
you have been syllogizing
he/she/it has been syllogizing
we have been syllogizing
you have been syllogizing
they have been syllogizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been syllogizing
you will have been syllogizing
he/she/it will have been syllogizing
we will have been syllogizing
you will have been syllogizing
they will have been syllogizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been syllogizing
you had been syllogizing
he/she/it had been syllogizing
we had been syllogizing
you had been syllogizing
they had been syllogizing
Conditional
I would syllogize
you would syllogize
he/she/it would syllogize
we would syllogize
you would syllogize
they would syllogize
Past Conditional
I would have syllogized
you would have syllogized
he/she/it would have syllogized
we would have syllogized
you would have syllogized
they would have syllogized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.syllogize - reason by syllogisms
conclude, reason, reason out - decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"
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Translations

syllogize

[ˈsɪlədʒaɪz] VIsilogizar
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Even if Thomas's view of wisdom is robust enough to make it the centerpiece of a way of life, surely he fatally exaggerates the role of discursive syllogizing in its pursuit.
He thought that syllogizing is the mind's proper activity, something that goes on even in sleep!(34) Even in his Scripture commentaries, where one would least expect it, Aquinas occasionally peeled back the layers of rhetoric to discover beneath them the bare bones of a syllogism.
Making a concept distinct requires judging, while complete concepts in some way are based on (affirmative) ratiocination, that is, syllogizing in which characteristic marks (or partial concepts) of the given concept function as middle terms.