Definition of Pythagorize in US English:

Pythagorize

verb

  • no object To follow Pythagoras or the Pythagorean system of philosophy; to speculate or philosophize after the manner of Pythagoras.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From ancient Greek Πυθαγορίζειν to be a disciple of Pythagoras from Πυθαγόρας, the name of Pythagoras + -ίζειν.