hypothesise

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
hy•poth•e•size /haɪˈpɑθəˌsaɪz, hɪ-/USA pronunciation   v., -sized, -siz•ing. 
  1. [no object] to form a hypothesis.
  2. to assume by hypothesis[+ (that) clause]We hypothesized that she was really a spy.
See -thes-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
hy•poth•e•size  (hī pothə sīz′, hi-), 
v., -sized, -siz•ing. 

v.i. 
  1. to form a hypothesis.

v.t. 
  1. to assume by hypothesis.
Also,hypothecate;
 
[esp. Brit.,]hy•pothe•sise′. 
Etymology:
  • hypothes(is) + -ize 1730–40
hy•pothe•siz′er, n. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

hypothesize, hypothesise /haɪˈpɒθɪˌsaɪz/ vb
  1. to form or assume as a hypothesis

hyˈpotheˌsizer, hyˈpotheˌsiser n



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