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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

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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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
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would theorize
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Past Conditional
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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 ?
We feel dissatisfaction, and think that such and-such a thing would remove it; but in thinking this, we are theorizing, not observing a patent fact.
The unconscious desire is in no way mysterious; it is the natural primitive form of desire, from which the other has developed through our habit of observing and theorizing (often wrongly).
I was very tired and sleepy, and soon my theorizing passed into dozing.
Even idleness is eager now--eager for amusement; prone to excursion-trains, art museums, periodical literature, and exciting novels; prone even to scientific theorizing and cursory peeps through microscopes.
"I will not bias your mind by suggesting theories or suspicions, Watson," said he; "I wish you simply to report facts in the fullest possible manner to me, and you can leave me to do the theorizing."
His tones were no longer those of the erudite pedant theorizing upon the abstract and the unknowable; but those of the man of action-- determined, but tinged also by a note of indescribable hopelessness and grief which wrung an answering pang from Clayton's heart.
Her spirits revived at the sight of the bright shop windows, and she lingered and stopped, admiring or disapproving of their contents, asking me what I thought of things, theorizing about prices.
During the period of the first two debates, generally speaking, the dominant framework in IR theorizing was that of realism, or its later form of structural realism, and the contention was primarily between realism and its competing IR theory of liberalism.
Nordic and North American sociologists explore theoretic operations and theorizing in 11 papers from a series of seminars across the Nordic countries.
movement known as the curriculum reconceptualization, I still prefer to engage in and speak of "curriculum theorizing"--where the word "theorizing" is consciously chosen to signal the never-ending processes of thinking, imagining, positing, reconsidering, reinterpreting, and envisaging anew various situated and contingent conceptions of curriculum and their obvious and inextricably intertwined relations to teaching and learning.
The essays also examine specifically educational forms of theorizing, bringing to bear both contemporary research and strong emphasis on Western philosophy.
Theorizing the uses of peer response is important because their underlying assumptions directly affect the ways they design peer response activities.