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HYPOTHESIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hypothesize mean? 

HYPOTHESIZE (verb)
  The verb HYPOTHESIZE has 1 sense:

1. to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

  Familiarity information: HYPOTHESIZE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HYPOTHESIZE (verb)


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Meaning:

To believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

conjecture; hypothesise; hypothesize; speculate; theorise; theorize; hypothecate; suppose

Context example:

Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps

Hypernyms (to "hypothesize" is one way to...):

anticipate; expect (regard something as probable or likely)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hypothesize"):

construct; reconstruct; retrace (reassemble mentally)

develop; explicate; formulate (elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They hypothesize that there was a traffic accident


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