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
As the scientists behind the study hypothesize, it may be a matter of feeding
  habits.
Ask students to hypothesize what would happen during an oil spill if oil and
  water were the same density.
Students should then hypothesize why these two images are so similar.
Ask students to look at the collage and hypothesize what these animals eat.
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