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theorize about (someone or something)

To speculate, conjecture, or make guesses about someone or something. Everyone has been theorizing about what the company's next product might be. If I'm going into business with someone, I don't want to have to speculate about them, their past, or their motivations—I want concrete facts.
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theorize on (something)

To speculate, conjecture, or form a hypothesis about something, especially in manner that is abstract or without supporting evidence. These analysts who spend so much time theorizing on the effects of these economic changes will have on the working class have no idea what it's like to actually live through them. We've theorized on several different methods of enhancing cellular regeneration, but it will be many years before technology will prove whether or not they could be viable.
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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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Social Epistemic Facilitators (1) Solvers (1) Suggesters (1) Seekers (1) Challengers (1) Commentators (2) Shepherds (2) Theorizers (2) Conversationalists (2) Creators (2) Validators (2) Philosophers (2) Summarizers (2) Summarizers (2) Figure 2.
The most pernicious cancer on Shakespeare scholarship--probably the most extensive pseudoscholarly endeavor ever undertaken--is that of conspiracy-minded theorizers who for a century and a half have argued among themselves about who actually wrote the plays, who kept it a secret, and why.
personal computer (2) Dominant sensorial modes visual, tactile Dominant symbolic perceptual modes verbal non-verbal, sequential Learners are primarily to produce verifiable expected statements in terms of their needs & wants Preferred learning style theorizer Paradigm 6.
The object of study was not so much Mallarme the versifier, Mallarme the theorizer, or Mallarme the philosopher/metaphysician, as Mallarme the seductive 'point de repere' and 'point de depart'.
Salsini's stylistic and narrative analysis of Serao's Gothic and verista veins also evokes the contradictory aesthetics of Luigi Capuana, who was both the theorizer of "verismo" and a practitioner of the occult.
Working with this topic and the few threadbare facts that can be drawn out about it, any theorizer would have to stretch the strands, which is what we can see happening, for instance on pages 59-60 in the defence of William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke as the beloved friend W.
But then, whilst there is no consistency about this, there are several indications that McGann (and perhaps Weller too, since he is responsible for the dramas) is really an old softy - this prolific textual and critical theorizer allows himself, in the Introduction to Vol.
Although Pales was not, as Parra assumed the reputation of being, a theorizer about poetry, on varying interpretive levels a good number of Pales's poems are about the nature of poetry.
Even in the infinite case I believe our method of contraction, proceeding as it does along the lines of justification delineated within the theory concerned, is a sounder and more realistic account of what ought to go on, and of what probably does go on, in the mind of a competent theorizer.
In America, realism became an important movement in the 1880s with William Dean Howells as its leading theorizer and Henry James as one of its main practitioners.
Moreover, throughout the late 1970s and into the '80s it was Stead, not Loney or Wystan Curnow, who stood as the fearsome theorizer and doctrinaire 'modernist' of New Zealand poetry in the eyes of conservative mainstream poets like Fleur Adcock and Lauris Edmond.
In this sense, Pandian's disorienting visuality infects the interpretive register--nowhere more so than in his crepuscular 2008 film Developer, where the "metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties" that reification solicits (to quote the chief theorizer of the commodity fetish) are hauntingly articulated.
He was an articulate theorizer of Black Power, and he made it very clear that the concept does not refer to a state of a pigmentation (skin colour) attached to the negroid races.
Hopkins was a great theorizer," Hilary Fraser observes.
Tina was suspected of being an accomplice in setting him up for the Left--or for the Right, depending on the theorizer.