theologize


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the·ol·o·gize

 (thē-ŏl′ə-jīz′)
v. the·ol·o·gized, the·ol·o·giz·ing, the·ol·o·giz·es
v.tr.
To make theological in form or significance.
v.intr.
To speculate about theology.

the·ol′o·giz′er n.
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theologize

(θɪˈɒləˌdʒaɪz) or

theologise

vb
1. (Theology) (intr) to speculate upon theological subjects, engage in theological study or discussion, or formulate theological arguments
2. (Theology) (tr) to render theological or treat from a theological point of view
theˌologiˈzation, theˌologiˈsation n
theˈoloˌgizer, theˈoloˌgiser n
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theologize


Past participle: theologized
Gerund: theologizing

Imperative
theologize
theologize
Present
I theologize
you theologize
he/she/it theologizes
we theologize
you theologize
they theologize
Preterite
I theologized
you theologized
he/she/it theologized
we theologized
you theologized
they theologized
Present Continuous
I am theologizing
you are theologizing
he/she/it is theologizing
we are theologizing
you are theologizing
they are theologizing
Present Perfect
I have theologized
you have theologized
he/she/it has theologized
we have theologized
you have theologized
they have theologized
Past Continuous
I was theologizing
you were theologizing
he/she/it was theologizing
we were theologizing
you were theologizing
they were theologizing
Past Perfect
I had theologized
you had theologized
he/she/it had theologized
we had theologized
you had theologized
they had theologized
Future
I will theologize
you will theologize
he/she/it will theologize
we will theologize
you will theologize
they will theologize
Future Perfect
I will have theologized
you will have theologized
he/she/it will have theologized
we will have theologized
you will have theologized
they will have theologized
Future Continuous
I will be theologizing
you will be theologizing
he/she/it will be theologizing
we will be theologizing
you will be theologizing
they will be theologizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been theologizing
you have been theologizing
he/she/it has been theologizing
we have been theologizing
you have been theologizing
they have been theologizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been theologizing
you will have been theologizing
he/she/it will have been theologizing
we will have been theologizing
you will have been theologizing
they will have been theologizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been theologizing
you had been theologizing
he/she/it had been theologizing
we had been theologizing
you had been theologizing
they had been theologizing
Conditional
I would theologize
you would theologize
he/she/it would theologize
we would theologize
you would theologize
they would theologize
Past Conditional
I would have theologized
you would have theologized
he/she/it would have theologized
we would have theologized
you would have theologized
they would have theologized
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Verb1.theologize - treat from a theological viewpoint or render theological in character
deal, plow, handle, treat, cover, address - act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
2.theologize - make theoretical speculations about theology or discuss theological subjects
meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, chew over, think over, excogitate, reflect, ruminate, speculate, contemplate - reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
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