Definition of hypothesize in English:

hypothesize

(also hypothesise)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Put (something) forward as a hypothesis.

    ‘lack of cushioning in shoes has been hypothesized as a cause of running injuries’
    with clause ‘he hypothesized that the black market would naturally die out’
    no object ‘to be able to hypothesize is important’
    • ‘Plato hypothesized that dependency on writing as an external memory store would be detrimental to memory.’
    • ‘It was hypothesized that the pain picture would improve as the existential challenges resolved.’
    • ‘Each activity was hypothesized to motivate students to increase their ethical standards.’
    • ‘Their marker order can be easily derived from Catarrhini ancestor hypothesizing a pericentric inversion involving the entire short arm.’
    • ‘Maternal rank is hypothesized to play an important role in cub survivorship for two main reasons.’
    • ‘It allows you to hypothesise a supernatural entity to explain phenomena, but doesn't allow you to investigate said entity.’
    • ‘Age was hypothesized in this study to be directly related to higher ethical standards.’
    • ‘Schultz explained these results by hypothesizing an inactivation process that ‘spreads’ from the heterochromatic breakpoint.’
    • ‘The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle hypothesised that space was filled with invisible ether.’
    • ‘If one event is observed or hypothesised, one can only seek its cause in terms of another observed or hypothesised event.’
    • ‘The killer is hypothesized to be a mutant and should be considered armed and highly dangerous.’
    • ‘They hypothesize that resistance is rational, motivated by organizational threats to workers' identity.’
    • ‘Her basketball spirit had diminished unlike that flame the other day, and I believe I may hypothesize the reason.’
    • ‘It must be noted that the reasoning just quoted hypothesizes an unmonopolized supply of consumer and capital goods.’
    • ‘Hence, they proposed a two-photon process theory that hypothesizes the necessity of the O-intermediate irradiation.’
    • ‘Wolf hypothesizes a cause-and-effect relationship between women's liberation and society's ideal of beauty.’
    • ‘In all cases the expected strength and hypothesized direction of associations were confirmed.’
    • ‘Based on the discussion above, we can hypothesize a link between a type of counterfactual thinking and learning.’
    • ‘Considering Rousseau, with whom he quarrelled, as utopian, he hypothesized an art which was morally neutral and elitist.’
    • ‘You can test that proposition by hypothesizing the same transaction that is now before the Court as occurring yesterday.’
    suggest, submit, advance, propose, venture, volunteer, put forward, moot, propound, posit, air, hazard, say, declare, observe, comment, remark
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Pronunciation

hypothesize

/hʌɪˈpɒθɪsʌɪz/