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theorize about someone or something

to hypothesize about someone or something; to conjecture about someone or something. Let's not waste time theorizing about Ted. He won't change. I can only theorize about what happened.
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theorize on something

to make a theory about something. There is no point in theorizing on something when you have all the empirical evidence you need to draw a conclusion. He spent the afternoon theorizing on the origin of the universe.
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The researchers theorize that the abused patients had higher vermal activity in order to quell electrical irritability within the limbic system.
Other qualities grounded in a person's experience, such as having an academic orientation and believing in one's capability to carry out a course of action, also affect performance on such tests, Richardson theorizes.
An extended period of human brain growth enables individuals to learn about all sorts of rewarding features in their surroundings, he theorizes.
In these cases, a genetic mutation may foster the development early in life of an unusually direct connection between auditory and visual brain regions, theorize neuroscientist Jeffrey A.
It's likely that this version of the DRD4 gene, which occurs in a sizable minority of people worldwide, resulted from one or more unusual mutations of the common form and then increased in frequency as the Stone Age wound down, around 40,000 years ago, Ding and his coworkers theorize.
erectus or Homo ergaster from western to eastern Asia, Potts theorizes (SN: 5/13/00, p.
As a person pursues an activity, sense organs tap simultaneously into related forms of energy in the environment that get translated into an integrated form of brain activity, Stoffregen theorizes.
These sensory crossroads weave diverse sensory strands into a tapestry of perceived objects and scenes, he theorizes.
Ironically, this indicates that Cox-2 may participate in the healing process, Ristimiiki theorizes.
People who make others laugh may make friends especially easily, Martin theorizes.
There, widespread discouragement of men from hitting women, as well as women's growing economic power and independence from coercion by their husbands' families, makes open aggression less risky for women than it is elsewhere, he theorizes.
This region fosters mental imagery, the team theorizes.
205), may worsen some forms of bipolar illness, Wehr theorizes.
If scrappy males monopolize nectar, females develop longer bills to reach the leftovers, he theorizes.