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philosophize

[fi-los-uh-fahyz] /fɪˈlɒs əˌfaɪz/
verb (used without object), philosophized, philosophizing.
1.
to speculate or theorize, usually in a superficial or imprecise manner.
2.
to think or reason as a philosopher.
Also, especially British, philosophise.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; philosoph(y) + -ize
Related forms
philosophization, noun
philosophizer, noun
overphilosophize, verb (used without object), overphilosophized, overphilosophizing.
well-philosophized, adjective
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Examples from the web for philosophize
  • Later, they go to the seaside, play and philosophize.
  • They swap case histories, they philosophize and they argue fiercely.
  • As she tosses file folders into a cardboard box, they begin to philosophize about the nature of change.
  • The brainier designer-directors tend to produce work that is more interesting to philosophize about than to experience.
  • Some philosophers philosophize to philosophize, others philosophize to live.
British Dictionary definitions for philosophize

philosophize

/fɪˈlɒsəˌfaɪz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to make philosophical pronouncements and speculations
2.
(transitive) to explain philosophically
Derived Forms
philosophization, philosophisation, noun
philosophizer, philosophiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for philosophize
v.

1590s, from philosophy + -ize. Related: Philosophized; philosophizing. The earlier verb was simply philosophy (late 14c.).

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