Definition of philosophize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

philosophize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈlɒsəfaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɑːsəfaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they philosophize
BrE BrE//ˈlɒsəfaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɑːsəfaɪz//
 
he / she / it philosophizes
BrE BrE//fəˈlɒsəfaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈlɑːsəfaɪzɪz//
 
past simple philosophized
BrE BrE//fəˈlɒsəfaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈlɑːsəfaɪzd//
 
past participle philosophized
BrE BrE//fəˈlɒsəfaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈlɑːsəfaɪzd//
 
-ing form philosophizing
BrE BrE//fəˈlɒsəfaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fəˈlɑːsəfaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] philosophize (about/on something) to talk about something in a serious way, especially when other people think this is boring He spent the evening philosophizing on the meaning of life.
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