syllogize

verb
syl·​lo·​gize | \ ˈsi-lə-ˌjīz How to pronounce syllogize (audio) \
syllogized; syllogizing

Definition of syllogize

intransitive verb

: to reason by means of syllogisms

transitive verb

: to deduce by syllogism syllogizes moral laws

First Known Use of syllogize

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for syllogize

Middle English sylogysen, from Late Latin syllogizare, from Greek syllogizesthai

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“Syllogize.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syllogize. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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