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theory +‎ -ize. First use appears c. 1599 in the text A pil to purge melancholie.

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theorize (third-person singular simple present theorizes, present participle theorizing, simple past and past participle theorized)

  1. (intransitive) To formulate a theory, especially about some specific subject.
  2. (intransitive) To speculate.

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