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theorize

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theorizetheo‧rize (also theorise British English) /ˈθɪəraɪz $ ˈθiːə-/ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 HPTHINK something/HAVE A THOUGHTto think of a possible explanation for an event or fact syn hypothesizetheorize that 🔊 Researchers theorize that there was once a common language for all humanity.theorize about 🔊 They have been theorizing about what may have caused the fire.
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theorizeThose who theorize about how families work have an explanation that would apply to the Medlows.Nowhere is this paradox more apparent than in the attempts of philosophers to theorize about the self.But this, again, was theorizing in advance of the facts.Such is Darwin's species origin theorizing in mid-September 1838.According to spy's theory, the Ardakkeans had been transformed - by some beneficial mutation, he theorized - into super-beings.He theorizes other former soldiers in the same situation may have died prematurely.Officials theorize that the truck bottomed out, catching on the highway.Rossignol and Phillis theorize that this pattern of caffeine use may reflect an unsuccessful attempt by the women to self-medicate with caffeine.theorize thatThe psychoanalyst Sam Osherson theorizes that fatherhood threatens the very structure of male psychology.So he theorized that, for democracies, waging war had a hyperbolic boomerang-like effect on society.Hierarchy implodes, not because some one theorizes that it should but because under these conditions it can not be maintained.Some theorized that repeated rectal exposure to the semen of different partners might be leading to an immune breakdown.It was theorized that the Midas belt would serve as a passive reflector for the relay of defense communications.Officials theorize that the truck bottomed out, catching on the highway.Mackowiak theorizes that this evolved to quickly kill badly infected organisms to prevent epidemic infection within species.Rossignol and Phillis theorize that this pattern of caffeine use may reflect an unsuccessful attempt by the women to self-medicate with caffeine.
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Verb table
theorize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytheorize
he, she, ittheorizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytheorized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave theorized
he, she, ithas theorized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad theorized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill theorize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have theorized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam theorizing
he, she, itis theorizing
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you, we, theyare theorizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas theorizing
you, we, theywere theorizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been theorizing
he, she, ithas been theorizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been theorizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be theorizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been theorizing
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