hypothesize

To hypothesize means simply to make a hypothesis. Which is just a scientific way of saying "make a really good educated guess."

Ok, so when someone hypothesizes there's a little bit more involved than just guesswork. It involves using your past knowledge and available facts to try and predict what might happen. Scientists hypothesize all the time — it's the basis for every experiment. For example, doctors examining a werewolf might hypothesize that his furry face and oddball behavior stem from an illness and not the full moon.

Definitions of hypothesize
  1. verb
    to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
    synonyms: conjecture, hypothecate, hypothesise, 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
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    anticipate, expect
    regard something as probable or likely
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