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verb as in hypothesize

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In one study of Dutch vacationers, researchers theorized that the building anticipation we experience when sketching out itineraries and scrounging for hotel deals was the source of this pre-trip euphoria.

He theorized this could be attributed to the higher propensity for take out and ordering in meals in urban areas.

From Digiday

Wood, the Polkadot founder, believes his megaproject is different because he has a track record of building actual products—rather than just theorizing about them.

From Fortune

Some researchers have theorized that inconsistences in data for colds may be explained by varying amounts of zinc released in different lozenges.

Further, a dermatologist and known fungal expert at Guy’s Hospital in London has theorized that moldering books could induce enough mental weirdness to have inspired some of literature’s best works.

The Arizona bloodbath apparently stemmed from a domestic dispute, police theorize.

They theorize, however, that it may bring out the disease's symptoms early in young people who are genetically predisposed to it.

Some theorize the 51-year-old Kennedy was in the grip of a midlife crisis.

Yet we do know what happens, even if we do just theorize about why.

One may theorize as to its origin, but there is no historical identification of it either in epoch or by country or people.

To modern psychology the mind is something to be used, not merely something about which to speculate and theorize.

Plato shows that he is aware of the embarrassments: yet he is content to theorize as if they did not exist.

Where men could do little more than theorize in these matters, women were able easily and effectively to act.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to theorize, such as: speculate, conjecture, formulate, guess, project, and propound.

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