hypothesize

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verb hy·poth·e·size \-ˌsīz\

Definition of hypothesize

hypothesized

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 \-ˌsīz\

Definition of hypothesize for English Language Learners

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


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