paralogize

intransitive verb
pa·ral·o·gize
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of paralogize 

: to reason falsely : to draw conclusions not warranted by the premises

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History and Etymology for paralogize

Medieval Latin paralogizare, from Greek paralogizesthai, from paralogos + -izesthai, middle & passive form of -izein -ize

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