theorize

[thee-uh-rahyz, theer-ahyz]
verb (used without object), theorized, theorizing.
1.
to form a theory or theories.
verb (used with object), theorized, theorizing.
2.
to form a theory or theories about.
Also, especially British, theorise.


Origin:
1630–40; < Medieval Latin theōrizāre. See theory, -ize

theorization, noun
theorizer, noun
overtheorization, noun
overtheorize, verb (used without object), overtheorized, overtheorizing.
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theorize or theorise (ˈθɪəˌraɪz)
 
vb
(intr) to produce or use theories; speculate
 
theorise or theorise
 
vb
 
theori'zation or theorise
 
n
 
theori'sation or theorise
 
n
 
'theorizer or theorise
 
n
 
'theoriser or theorise
 
n

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theorize
1630s, perhaps a formation in English from theory + -ize.
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Example sentences
Some people theorize mites, but our other chickens don't have mites.
He was a pioneer, but he did sometimes theorize far, far beyond the evidence.
People are always going to theorize about the unknown, and in less open
  societies there is more to put in the category of unknown.
The managers theorize that the problem is a rising number of coyotes, which
  prey on antelope fawns.
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