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

 

theorize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈθɪəraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈθiːəraɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they theorize
BrE BrE//ˈθɪəraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈθiːəraɪz//
 
he / she / it theorizes
BrE BrE//ˈθɪəraɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈθiːəraɪzɪz//
 
past simple theorized
BrE BrE//ˈθɪəraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈθiːəraɪzd//
 
past participle theorized
BrE BrE//ˈθɪəraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈθiːəraɪzd//
 
-ing form theorizing
BrE BrE//ˈθɪəraɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈθiːəraɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] theorize (about/on something) | theorize something | theorize that… to suggest facts and ideas to explain something; to form a theory or theories about something The study theorizes about the role of dreams in peoples' lives.Extra examples Much of the seminar was spent theorizing on the role of government. Several scientists have theorized that the dinosaurs were wiped out by climate change. The study theorizes about the role of dreams in people’s lives.
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