verb hy·poth·e·size \-ˌsīz\

: to suggest (an idea or theory) : to make or suggest (a hypothesis)


Full Definition of HYPOTHESIZE

intransitive verb
:  to make a hypothesis
transitive verb
:  to adopt as a hypothesis


  1. Psychologists hypothesized that his odd behavior was caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.
  2. <if we hypothesize that current population trends continue for the next 50 years>

First Known Use of HYPOTHESIZE



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