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hypothesize

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hypothesize

 
pronunciation:
haI pa th saIz
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: hypothesized, hypothesizes, hypothesizing
definition: to form a hypothesis; make an informed guess; theorize.
We cannot know for certain at this point; we can only hypothesize.
similar words:
guess, speculate, suppose, theorize
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to assert as a hypothesis; assume; theorize.
The scientist hypothesized that the treatment would affect the plants' rate of growth.
similar words:
postulate, suppose
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derivation: hypothesizer (n.)