Definition of hypothesize in English:

hypothesize

Line breaks: hy¦pothe|size
Pronunciation: /hʌɪˈpɒθɪsʌɪz
 
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(also hypothesise)

verb

[with object]
Put (something) forward as a hypothesis: lack of cushioning in shoes has been hypothesized as a cause of running injuries [with clause]: he hypothesized that the black market would naturally die out [no object]: to be able to hypothesize is important
More example sentences
  • The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle hypothesised that space was filled with invisible ether.
  • Wolf hypothesizes a cause-and-effect relationship between women's liberation and society's ideal of beauty.
  • Considering Rousseau, with whom he quarrelled, as utopian, he hypothesized an art which was morally neutral and elitist.

Derivatives

hypothesizer

noun
More example sentences
  • But the story is misleading: in fact linguists are far more likely to be intrepid hypothesizers than critical snipers.
  • No wonder why traders like to give efficient market hypothesizers a bad time.
  • Two things are needed for this: an enthusiastic hypothesiser and an interesting subject.

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