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hypothesize

verb [I or T]     /haɪˈpɒθ.ə.saɪz/ US  /-ˈpɑː.θə-/ formal
to give a possible but not yet proved explanation for something: There's no point hypothesizing about how the accident happened, since we'll never really know.Guessing, supposing and suspecting
(Definition of hypothesize verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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