Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Verb: hypothesize  hI'pó-thi,sIz
  1. To believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
    "Scientists hypothesized that large dinosaurs lived in swamps";
    - speculate, theorize, theorise [Brit], conjecture, hypothesise [Brit], hypothecate, suppose

Derived forms: hypothesized, hypothesizes, hypothesizing

Type of: anticipate, expect

Encyclopedia: Hypothesize