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Definition of hypothesize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

hypothesize

 verb
verb
NAmE//haɪˈpɑθəˌsaɪz//
 
[transitive, intransitive] hypothesize (something) hypothesize that… (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hypothesize
 
he / she / it hypothesizes
 
past simple hypothesized
 
-ing form hypothesizing
 
 
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to suggest a way of explaining something when you do not definitely know about it; to form a hypothesis
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hypothesize