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the·o·rize / ˈ[unvoicedth]ēəˌrīz; ˈ[unvoicedth]i(ə)rˌīz/ • v. [intr.] form a theory or set of theories about something: [as n.] (theorizing) they are more interested in obtaining results than in political theorizing. ∎  [tr.] create a theoretical premise or framework for (something): women should be doing feminism rather than theorizing it. DERIVATIVES: the·o·ri·za·tion / ˌ[unvoicedth]ēərəˈzāshən; ˌ[unvoicedth]i(ə)r-/ n. the·o·riz·er n.