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theorize

[thee-uh-rahyz, theer-ahyz] /ˈθi əˌraɪz, ˈθɪər aɪz/
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
1630-1640
1630-40; < Medieval Latin theōrizāre. See theory, -ize
Related forms
theorization, noun
theorizer, noun
overtheorization, noun
overtheorize, verb (used without object), overtheorized, overtheorizing.
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British Dictionary definitions for theorizing

theorize

/ˈθɪəˌraɪz/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to produce or use theories; speculate
Derived Forms
theorization, theorisation, noun
theorizer, theoriser, noun
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Word Origin and History for theorizing

theorize

v.

1630s, perhaps a formation in English from theory + -ize. Related: Theorized; theorizing.

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