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[hahy-poth-uh-sahyz, hi-] /haɪˈpɒθ əˌsaɪz, hɪ-/
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
1730-1740
1730-40; hypothes(is) + -ize
Related forms
hypothesizer, noun
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  • The only way out of this conundrum is to hypothesise some kind of catastrophe that brings an end to the universe.
British Dictionary definitions for hypothesise

hypothesize

/haɪˈpɒθɪˌsaɪz/
verb
1.
to form or assume as a hypothesis
Derived Forms
hypothesizer, hypothesiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for hypothesise
v.

chiefly British English spelling of hypothesize; for suffix, see -ize. Related: Hypothesised; hypothesising.

hypothesize

v.

1738, from hypothesis + -ize. Related: Hypothesized; hypothesizing.

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hypothesise in Science
hypothesize
  (hī-pŏth'ĭ-sīz')   
To form a hypothesis.
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