intransitive verb

: to philosophize in the manner of the Pythagoreans

Word History


Greek pythagorizein to be a follower of Pythagoras, from Pythagoras, 6th century b.c. Greek philosopher and mathematician + Greek -izein -ize

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“Pythagorize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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