hypothesize

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verb hy·poth·e·size \hī-ˈpä-thə-ˌsīz\

Definition of hypothesize

hypothesized

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hypothesizing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make a hypothesis

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to adopt as a hypothesis

Examples of hypothesize in a sentence

  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

1738

First Known Use of hypothesize

1738


HYPOTHESIZE Defined for English Language Learners

hypothesize

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verb hy·poth·e·size \hī-ˈpä-thə-ˌsīz\

Definition of hypothesize for English Language Learners

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



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