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philosophize

or (especially British) philosophise

[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.
Origin of philosophize
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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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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