syllogize
verb (-gized; -gizing) Etymology: Middle English sylogysen, from Late Latin syllogizare, from Greek syllogizesthai Date: 15th century intransitive verb to reason by means of syllogisms transitive verb to deduce by syllogism <
syllogizes moral laws
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  • Syllogize — Syl lo*gize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Syllogized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Syllogizing}.] [Gr. ?: cf. F. syllogiser.] To reason by means of syllogisms. [1913 Webster] Men have endeavored . . . to teach boys to syllogize, or frame arguments and refute them,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • syllogize — [sil′ə jīz΄] vi., vt. syllogized, syllogizing [ME sylogysen < ML syllogizare] to reason or infer by the use of syllogisms …   English World dictionary

  • syllogize — syllogization, n. syllogizer, n. /sil euh juyz /, v.i., v.t., syllogized, syllogizing. to argue or reason by syllogism. Also, esp. Brit., syllogise. [1375 1425; late ME silogysen < LL syllogizare < Gk syllogízesthai to reason, equiv. to syl SYL + …   Universalium

  • syllogize — verb To reason or deduce by means of syllogisms …   Wiktionary

  • syllogize — syl·lo·gize …   English syllables

  • syllogize — syl•lo•gize [[t]ˈsɪl əˌdʒaɪz[/t]] v. i. v. t. gized, giz•ing pho to argue or reason by syllogism • Etymology: 1375–1425; < LL syllogizāre < Gk syllogízesthai to reason =syl syl +logízesthai to reckon, infer =lóg(os) discourse (see logos) +… …   From formal English to slang

  • syllogize — v. (also ise) 1 intr. use syllogisms. 2 tr. put (facts or an argument) in the form of syllogism. Etymology: ME f. OF sillogiser or LL syllogizare f. Gk sullogizomai (as SYLLOGISM) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Syllogized — Syllogize Syl lo*gize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Syllogized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Syllogizing}.] [Gr. ?: cf. F. syllogiser.] To reason by means of syllogisms. [1913 Webster] Men have endeavored . . . to teach boys to syllogize, or frame arguments and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Syllogizing — Syllogize Syl lo*gize, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Syllogized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Syllogizing}.] [Gr. ?: cf. F. syllogiser.] To reason by means of syllogisms. [1913 Webster] Men have endeavored . . . to teach boys to syllogize, or frame arguments and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • syllogise — verb reason by syllogisms • Syn: ↑syllogize • Derivationally related forms: ↑syllogiser, ↑syllogism, ↑syllogizer (for: ↑syllogize), ↑syllogism ( …   Useful english dictionary

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