philosophize
verb (-phized; -phizing) Date: 1594 intransitive verb 1. to reason in the manner of a philosopher 2. to expound a moralizing and often superficial philosophy transitive verb to consider from or bring into conformity with a philosophical point of view • philosophizer noun

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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

  • philosophize — index reason (conclude), speculate (conjecture) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • philosophize — 1590s, from PHILOSOPHY (Cf. philosophy) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Philosophized; philosophizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • philosophize — (Amer.) phi los·o·phize || fɪ lÉ‘sÉ™faɪz / É’ v. think or reason like a philosopher, moralize, express truisms, rationalize, intellectualize (also philosophise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • philosophize — (also philosophise) ► VERB ▪ theorize about fundamental or serious issues …   English terms dictionary

  • philosophize — [fi läs′ə fīz΄] vi. philosophized, philosophizing 1. to deal philosophically with abstract matter; think or reason like a philosopher 2. to express superficial philosophic ideas, truisms, etc.; esp., to moralize philosophizer n …   English World dictionary

  • philosophize — UK [fɪˈlɒsəfaɪz] / US [fɪˈlɑsəˌfaɪz] verb [intransitive] Word forms philosophize : present tense I/you/we/they philosophize he/she/it philosophizes present participle philosophizing past tense philosophized past participle philosophized to talk… …   English dictionary

  • philosophize — the act of philosophy she asked him to philosophize whether the chair actually exists …   Dictionary of american slang

  • philosophize — the act of philosophy she asked him to philosophize whether the chair actually exists …   Dictionary of american slang

  • philosophize — [[t]fɪlɒ̱səfaɪz[/t]] philosophizes, philosophizing, philosophized VERB If you say that someone is philosophizing, you mean that they are talking or thinking about important subjects, sometimes instead of doing something practical. He… …   English dictionary

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