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English verb: hypothecate

1. hypothecate (communication) pledge without delivery or title of possession

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)pledge

2. hypothecate (cognition) to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

SamplesScientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps.

ExamplesThey hypothecate that there was a traffic accident

Synonymsconjecture, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, suppose, theorise, theorize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)anticipate, expect

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

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