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hypothecate

Definitions of hypothecate
  1. verb
    pledge without delivery or title of possession
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    type of:
    pledge
    give as a guarantee
  2. verb
    to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
    synonyms: conjecture, hypothesise, hypothesize, speculate, suppose, theorise, theorize
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    construct, reconstruct, retrace
    reassemble mentally
    develop, explicate, formulate
    elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
    etymologise, etymologize
    construct the history of words
    mature
    develop and work out fully in one's mind
    redevelop, reformulate
    formulate or develop again, of an improved theory or hypothesis
    type of:
    anticipate, expect
    regard something as probable or likely
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