hilosophizing
philosophize phi*los"o*phize (f[i^]*l[o^]s"[-o]*f[imac]z), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Philosophized} (f[i^]*l[o^]s"[-o]*f[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {hilosophizing} (f[i^]*l[o^]s"[-o]*f[imac]`z[i^]ng).] To reason like a philosopher; to search into the reason and nature of things; to investigate phenomena, and assign rational causes for their existence. [1913 Webster]

Man philosophizes as he lives. He may philosophize well or ill, but philosophize he must. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]


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  • philosophize — phi*los o*phize (f[i^]*l[o^]s [ o]*f[imac]z), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Philosophized} (f[i^]*l[o^]s [ o]*f[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {hilosophizing} (f[i^]*l[o^]s [ o]*f[imac] z[i^]ng).] To reason like a philosopher; to search into the reason and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Philosophized — philosophize phi*los o*phize (f[i^]*l[o^]s [ o]*f[imac]z), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Philosophized} (f[i^]*l[o^]s [ o]*f[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {hilosophizing} (f[i^]*l[o^]s [ o]*f[imac] z[i^]ng).] To reason like a philosopher; to search into the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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