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theorize

verb [I] uk ( UK usually theorise)   /ˈθɪə.raɪz/ us    /ˈθɪr.aɪz/
to develop a set of ideas about something: It's easy to theorize about what might have happened.
Translations of “theorize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 建立理論, 從理論上說明…
in Russian строить теорию…
in Turkish kuram tasarlamak, teori öne sürmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 建立理论, 从理论上说明…
in Polish teoretyzować…
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