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theorize

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to think of or suggest ideas about what is possibly true or real; to form or suggest a theory about something
  • Many scientists have theorized about the possibility of life on other planets.

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The first known use of theorize was in 1638

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“Theorize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/theorize. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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