philosophize

[fi-los-uh-fahyz]
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:
1585–95; philosoph(y) + -ize

philosophization, noun
philosophizer, noun
overphilosophize, verb (used without object), overphilosophized, overphilosophizing.
well-philosophized, adjective
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philosophize or philosophise (fɪˈlɒsəˌfaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to make philosophical pronouncements and speculations
2.  (tr) to explain philosophically
 
philosophise or philosophise
 
vb
 
philosophi'zation or philosophise
 
n
 
philosophi'sation or philosophise
 
n
 
phi'losophizer or philosophise
 
n
 
phi'losophiser or philosophise
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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