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theorize

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Definition to form a theory (a belief about how something works or came about — often without having absolute proof)
  • I don't want to begin to theorize until I have more data.
theorize = develop a general belief (about how things work or what happened)
  • Galileo theorized the motion of the stars.
  • theorized = developed a belief about
  • Marx theorized that wealth would be concentrated amongst a few and that most people would live in abject poverty.
  • The behaviour of certain creatures he could theorize on for hours with V. C. de Silva.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Snoopers were needed at once — whereupon we confirmed something that had been theorized: Bugs see by infrared.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • I theorize, I take walks, I admire the trees and houses.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • He'd tried to discuss Dostoyevsky and drawn blank stares while theorizing about Raskolnikov's need to suffer punishment.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • I was very tired and sleepy, and soon my theorizing passed into dozing.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • What's the use of theorizing?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • "Gang warfare, maybe," Eliot theorizes.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • He had no interest in theorizing, conjecture, high-blown sentiments.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Teresa seemed to ignore him, doing her own theorizing.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • So, they theorized, you don't even attempt to hook up such a device.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • You're out of temper with me this evening—I get on your nerves with my theorizing.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • Act first, theorize later; that's also a formula, a devastatingly effective one!
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Police theorized that Pomeroy might actually have been killed near Highway 9 and washed into the Wildlife Preserve during the spring run-off.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • There are those who would theorize that you haven't gotten past your ex-wife.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • His had been the life of a scientist, a man whose time was spent in theorizing in an office or, at best, in a laboratory.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • "Well, everyone's been theorizing that Sebastian might be in a different dimension, since he's untrackable," said Isabelle.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • 'I don't have time for theorizing now, Foaly.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl

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