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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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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.
The article hypothesizes that the dental X-rays hitting the thyroid glands of pregnant women affect birth outcomes.
Ophir hypothesizes that by choosing the loser of a confrontation, a female reduces her risk of injury.
O'Donnell hypothesizes that biting may turn out to be a way that social insects manage their colonies.
This could be attributable to ALDH-2 deficiency in Asians, Salaspuro hypothesizes.
In mammals, carotenoids play important roles in the immune system, and Saino hypothesizes that bird immune systems also involve carotenoids.
hypothesizes that jet lag leads to an increased risk of breast cancer.
Such kicks to the planet would have flooded the atmosphere with heat-trapping carbon dioxide, thereby warming Earth's surface enough to end the ice ages, Kaufman hypothesizes.