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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.

theorize

(ˈθɪəˌraɪz) or

theorise

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

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.

theorize


Past participle: theorized
Gerund: theorizing

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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"

theorize

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

theorize

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

theorize

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

theorize

[ˈθiːəraɪz] theorise (British) vithéoriser

theorize

theorize

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

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
References in classic literature ?
She was thoroughly charming to him, but of course he theorized a little about his attachment.
The scientific men shook their heads and theorized. They limited the man at his meals, but still his girth increased and he swelled prodigiously under his shirt.
Police theorized that Paa stabbed himself after stabbing Sotelo, and they were both discovered lying dead when the responding cops arrived at the crime scene.
He theorized that the Great Pyramids may have been constructed differently from what was popularly believed.
Another "fossilization refusal" example along the same lines: In the first edition of Practice Makes Practice, Deborah Britzman (1991) emphasized the deleterious effects of these very normative assumptions as she theorized psycho-social complexities that inhere in teaching, and that dramatically affect future teachers' perceptions of and expectations for themselves as they "practice" to teach.
The world is increasingly organized around the form of the network, argue Galloway (culture and communication, New York U.) and Thacker (new media, Georgia Institute of Technology), in politics, in social relations, in communications, etc., but they warn that networks are by no means inherently egalitarian, as some have theorized. Networks instead exhibit entirely new forms of material, non-human control.
Sunstein's mechanism for theoretical modesty is the "incompletely theorized agreement," the notion that individuals can agree on less theorized principles to resolve cases at hand without resorting to high-level theoretical pronouncements.
Although you can't see water molecules, Einstein theorized that they also are constantly in motion.
Several models of student learning have been theorized in the last several years.
A team led by anthropologist Kristen Hawkes of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City previously theorized that as far back as 2 million years ago, females began to routinely live long enough to reach menopause.
On the one hand, the tenacity with which critics hold to a limited notion of censorship inhibits a broader and more theorized understanding of the production and regulation of discourse; on the other hand, the use of "censorship" to describe the complexity of practices and relations involved muddies the analytic project of positioning punctual acts of censorship appropriately in their cultural nexus.
Geneticists have long theorized that just a single mutated gene (the APC gene on chromosome 5) is to blame for FAP, in which thousands of polyps form in young patients, some of which inevitably turn into cancer.