hypothesize

[hahy-poth-uh-sahyz, hi-]
verb (used without object), hypothesized, hypothesizing.
1.
to form a hypothesis.
verb (used with object), hypothesized, hypothesizing.
2.
to assume by hypothesis.
Also, hypothecate; especially British, hypothesise.


Origin:
1730–40; hypothes(is) + -ize

hypothesizer, noun
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hypothesize or hypothesise (haɪˈpɒθɪˌsaɪz)
 
vb
to form or assume as a hypothesis
 
hypothesise or hypothesise
 
vb
 
hy'pothesizer or hypothesise
 
n
 
hy'pothesiser or hypothesise
 
n

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hypothesize   (hī-pŏth'ĭ-sīz')  Pronunciation Key 
To form a hypothesis.
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Example sentences
The only way out of this conundrum is to hypothesise some kind of catastrophe that brings an end to the universe.
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