philosophize

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

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.

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

philosophize

verb

1: reason philosophically [syn: {philosophize}, {philosophise}]


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