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English verb: theorize

1. theorize (cognition) to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds


SamplesScientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps.


ExamplesThey theorize that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsconjecture, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, suppose, theorise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)anticipate, expect


Narrower (hyponym)construct, develop, explicate, formulate, reconstruct, retrace

2. theorize (cognition) construct a theory about


SamplesGalileo theorized the motion of the stars.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)reason


Verb grouptheorize

3. theorize (cognition) form or construct theories


SamplesHe thinks and theorizes all day.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)reason


Verb grouptheorize









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