Definition of Hypothesize

1. Verb. To believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds. "They hypothesize that there was a traffic accident "; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"




Definition of Hypothesize

1. Verb. (American English) to hypothesise ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hypothesize

1. [v -SIZED, -SIZING, -SIZES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypothesize

hypothenar prominence
hypothenusal
hypothenuse
hypothenuses
hypothermal
hypothermia
hypothermias
hypothermic
hypothermic anaesthesia
hypotheses
hypothesis
hypothesise
hypothesised
hypothesises
hypothesising
hypothesize (current term)
hypothesized
hypothesizer
hypothesizers
hypothesizes
hypothesizing
hypothetic
hypothetical
hypothetical creature
hypothetical imperative
hypothetical mean organism
hypothetical mean strain
hypothetical taxonomic unit
hypothetically
hypotheticals

Literary usage of Hypothesize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"The newer hypothecate, meaning “hypothesize,” seems to be found most often in ... Many more writers use hypothesize; in our files it is more than twice as ..."

2. Improvement of the Understanding: Ethics and Correspondence of Benedict de by Benedictus de Spinoza (1901)
"We can, I repeat, thus hypothesize so long as we see no impossibility. Thus, when I tell anyone that the earth is not round, etc., ..."

3. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1900)
"Be4 The ground of the criticism was that the charge did not hypothesize a ... The charge does hypothesize that the danger in which the child was had been ..."

4. Strategies for Sustainable Land Management in the East African Highlands by J. Pender, Frank Place, S. Ehui (2006)
"We hypothesize that access to credit will have a positive effect on the ... We hypothesize that contact with extension will be positively correlated with ..."

5. Fluid Flow Through Faults and Fractures in Argillaceous Formations by Nuclear Energy Agency (1998)
"We hypothesize that such transmissive fractures control the regional vertical permeability of (and leakage through) the shales, but only at depths of less ..."

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