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hypothesize about something

to speculate about something; to make guesses about something. Don't waste time hypothesizing about what happened. There is no point in hypothesizing about what happened when we don't know the actual truth.
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hypothesize on something

to conjecture on the origin or nature of something. We sat around hypothesizing on the origin of life.
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Wang's team hypothesizes that these people's dopamine systems and other brain areas motivating them to eat may be overriding the system that senses satiety.
Feldman hypothesizes that as night breathing problems get worse, weakened elderly people, unlike the otherwise healthy rats, can't rouse themselves when they stop breathing.
Lasic hypothesizes that the surface coating of the liposome with the inert polymer lipid PEG-DSPE prevents close approach of macromolecules and reduces van der Waals attraction.
Wood hypothesizes that in some people, the proportion of methylotrophs among mouth bacteria may be low, leading to chronically high amounts of the stinky sulfur compounds.
Merchant hypothesizes that inflammation brought on by excess bacterial growth might suppress RUNX3 production.
While processing hydrogen sulfide instead of oxygen, the cells' metabolic activity gradually slows, he hypothesizes.
Instead, he hypothesizes that the pigments are necessary for distinguishing individuals of one species from another or that they may be important for camouflage.
So, the lethal effect of the protease inhibitor may be to disrupt this iron supply line, O'Brien hypothesizes.
Thus, he hypothesizes, the later they're jettisoned by pregnancy, the greater the protective effect.
So, by obstructing the sand fly's digestive tract, the parasite could also be forcing the insect to take more blood meals than normal, prompting more bites and hence greater spread, hypothesizes Matthew E.