Definition of hypothesize
: to make a hypothesis
: to adopt as a hypothesis
Examples of hypothesize in a Sentence
Psychologists hypothesized that his odd behavior was caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.
if we hypothesize that current population trends continue for the next 50 years
Recent Examples of hypothesize from the Web
Some hypothesize that Greitens’ top-down leadership style is a byproduct of his military background.
Deep water (3-4 km down) gathering carbon dioxide from the rock below is hypothesized to be the source of the power of the geysers, which are not billions of years old, but less then 20 million years old.
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HYPOTHESIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hypothesize for English Language Learners
: to suggest (an idea or theory) : to make or suggest (a hypothesis)
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