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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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