hypothesize

verb hy·poth·e·size \ hī-ˈpä-thə-ˌsīz \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of hypothesize

hypothesized; hypothesizing
intransitive verb
:to make a hypothesis
transitive verb
: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

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First Known Use of hypothesize

1738


HYPOTHESIZE Defined for English Language Learners

hypothesize

verb

Definition of hypothesize for English Language Learners

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



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