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

  

hypothesize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//haɪˈpɒθəsaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//haɪˈpɑːθəsaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hypothesize
BrE BrE//haɪˈpɒθəsaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//haɪˈpɑːθəsaɪz//
 
he / she / it hypothesizes
BrE BrE//haɪˈpɒθəsaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//haɪˈpɑːθəsaɪzɪz//
 
past simple hypothesized
BrE BrE//haɪˈpɒθəsaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//haɪˈpɑːθəsaɪzd//
 
past participle hypothesized
BrE BrE//haɪˈpɒθəsaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//haɪˈpɑːθəsaɪzd//
 
-ing form hypothesizing
BrE BrE//haɪˈpɒθəsaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//haɪˈpɑːθəsaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
jump to other results
[transitive, intransitive] hypothesize (something) | hypothesize that… (formal) to suggest a way of explaining something when you do not definitely know about it; to form a hypothesis The causes can be hypothesized but not proved. We can only hypothesize that the cases we know about are typical. Let us try to hypothesize a particular market situation. There are particular problems that arise when hypothesizing about the origins of the universe.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hypothesize