Definition of hypothesize in English:



  • Put (something) forward as a hypothesis.

    ‘it was reasonable to hypothesize a viral causality’
    [with clause] ‘they hypothesize that the naturally high insulin levels result from a “thrifty gene.”’
    • ‘The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle hypothesised that space was filled with invisible ether.’
    • ‘Their marker order can be easily derived from Catarrhini ancestor hypothesizing a pericentric inversion involving the entire short arm.’
    • ‘Schultz explained these results by hypothesizing an inactivation process that ‘spreads’ from the heterochromatic breakpoint.’
    • ‘Age was hypothesized in this study to be directly related to higher ethical standards.’
    • ‘Her basketball spirit had diminished unlike that flame the other day, and I believe I may hypothesize the reason.’
    • ‘Wolf hypothesizes a cause-and-effect relationship between women's liberation and society's ideal of beauty.’
    • ‘It must be noted that the reasoning just quoted hypothesizes an unmonopolized supply of consumer and capital goods.’
    • ‘Based on the discussion above, we can hypothesize a link between a type of counterfactual thinking and learning.’
    • ‘You can test that proposition by hypothesizing the same transaction that is now before the Court as occurring yesterday.’
    • ‘Hence, they proposed a two-photon process theory that hypothesizes the necessity of the O-intermediate irradiation.’
    • ‘Plato hypothesized that dependency on writing as an external memory store would be detrimental to memory.’
    • ‘It allows you to hypothesise a supernatural entity to explain phenomena, but doesn't allow you to investigate said entity.’
    • ‘In all cases the expected strength and hypothesized direction of associations were confirmed.’
    • ‘Maternal rank is hypothesized to play an important role in cub survivorship for two main reasons.’
    • ‘If one event is observed or hypothesised, one can only seek its cause in terms of another observed or hypothesised event.’
    • ‘They hypothesize that resistance is rational, motivated by organizational threats to workers' identity.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Considering Rousseau, with whom he quarrelled, as utopian, he hypothesized an art which was morally neutral and elitist.’
    • ‘The killer is hypothesized to be a mutant and should be considered armed and highly dangerous.’
    suggest, submit, advance, propose, venture, volunteer, put forward, moot, propound, posit, air, hazard, say, declare, observe, comment, remark
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