WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
hy•poth•e•size /haɪˈpɑθəˌsaɪz, hɪ-/USA pronunciation   v., -sized, -siz•ing. 
  1. [no object] to form a hypothesis.
  2. [+ (that) clause] to assume by hypothesis:We hypothesized that she was really a spy.
See -thes-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
hy•poth•e•size  (hī pothə sīz′, hi-), 
v., -sized, -siz•ing. 

  • to form a hypothesis.

  • v.t. 
  • to assume by hypothesis.
  • Also,hypothecate;
    [esp. Brit.,]hy•pothe•sise′. 
    • 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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