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the·o·rize

 (thē′ə-rīz′, thîr′īz)
v. the·o·rized, the·o·riz·ing, the·o·riz·es
v.intr.
To formulate theories or a theory; speculate.
v.tr.
To propose a theory about.

the′o·ri·za′tion (-ər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
the′o·riz′er n.
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theorize

(ˈθɪəˌraɪz) or

theorise

vb
(intr) to produce or use theories; speculate
ˌtheoriˈzation, ˌtheoriˈsation n
ˈtheoˌrizer, ˈtheoˌriser n
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the•o•rize

(ˈθi əˌraɪz, ˈθɪər aɪz)

v.i. -rized, -riz•ing.
to form a theory or theories.
[1630–40; < Medieval Latin theōrizāre. See theory, -ize]
the`o•ri•za′tion, n.
the′o•riz`er, n.
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theorize


Past participle: theorized
Gerund: theorizing

Imperative
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Present
I theorize
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we theorize
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Preterite
I theorized
you theorized
he/she/it theorized
we theorized
you theorized
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Present Continuous
I am theorizing
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he/she/it is theorizing
we are theorizing
you are theorizing
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Present Perfect
I have theorized
you have theorized
he/she/it has theorized
we have theorized
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Past Continuous
I was theorizing
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he/she/it was theorizing
we were theorizing
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Past Perfect
I had theorized
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he/she/it had theorized
we had theorized
you had theorized
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Future
I will theorize
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he/she/it will theorize
we will theorize
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Future Perfect
I will have theorized
you will have theorized
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Future Continuous
I will be theorizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been theorizing
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he/she/it has been theorizing
we have been theorizing
you have been theorizing
they have been theorizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been theorizing
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he/she/it will have been theorizing
we will have been theorizing
you will have been theorizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been theorizing
you had been theorizing
he/she/it had been theorizing
we had been theorizing
you had been theorizing
they had been theorizing
Conditional
I would theorize
you would theorize
he/she/it would theorize
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Past Conditional
I would have theorized
you would have theorized
he/she/it would have theorized
we would have theorized
you would have theorized
they would have theorized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.theorize - to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"
reconstruct, retrace, construct - reassemble mentally; "reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"
anticipate, expect - regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
formulate, explicate, develop - elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses; "Could you develop the ideas in your thesis"
2.theorize - construct a theory about; "Galileo theorized the motion of the stars"
reason - think logically; "The children must learn to reason"
theorize - form or construct theories; "he thinks and theorizes all day"
3.theorize - form or construct theories; "he thinks and theorizes all day"
reason - think logically; "The children must learn to reason"
theorize - construct a theory about; "Galileo theorized the motion of the stars"
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theorize

verb speculate, conjecture, hypothesize, project, suppose, guess, formulate, propound We can theorize about their minds by watching them behave.
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theorize

verb
To formulate or assert as a tentative explanation:
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Translations
vytvářet si teorie
setja fram kenningu
kuramlamak

theorize

[ˈθɪəraɪz] VI to theorize (about/on)teorizar (acerca de/sobre)
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theorize

[ˈθiːəraɪz] theorise (British) vithéoriser
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theorize

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theorize

[ˈθɪəˌraɪz] vi to theorize (about)teorizzare (su)
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theory

(ˈθiəri) plural ˈtheories noun
1. an idea or explanation which has not yet been proved to be correct. There are many theories about the origin of life; In theory, I agree with you, but it would not work in practice.
2. the main principles and ideas in an art, science etc as opposed to the practice of actually doing it. A musician has to study both the theory and practice of music.
ˌtheoˈretical (-ˈreti-) adjective
ˌtheoˈretically (-ˈreti-)
adverb.
ˈtheorize, ˈtheorise verb
to make theories. He did not know what had happened, so he could only theorize about it.
ˈtheorist noun
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