theorize about (someone or something)

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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 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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Her spirits revived at the sight of the bright shop windows, and she lingered and stopped, admiring or disapproving of their contents, asking me what I thought of things, theorizing about prices.
Hahn, famous for his criticism of the topic (he considered it essentially fruitless), nevertheless also developed a prescriptive approach to theorizing about the role and status of economic theorizing and economic theory.
He recounts how, after a brief stint as an industrial physicist, he returned to academia and teaching at the graduate level Mallett recalls bouts of depression that would leave him wondering whether his life's pursuits were based on fantasy Yet his lifelong dream continues to inspire his theorizing about time travel Thunder Mouth Press, 2006, 216 p, b&w photos, hardcover, $24.95.
Such a claim falls to take into account the pioneering thinking on tragedy produced by Italians in the 1540s: Giraldi's Discorso intorno at comporre delle comedie e delle tragedie, and the anonymous Giudizio sopra la Tragedia di Canace e Macareo both of which not only stimulated further disputation about tragedy, but set the terms for much of the theorizing about narrative poetry that follows.
She quotes Plato as theorizing about the two sexes looking for their other half, when in truth Plato was talking about a banquet that the Athenian poet Agathon was giving to celebrate a drama prize he had won.
In among the sometimes compelling, often banal theorizing about tango's cultural significance, the most apposite comment of all belongs to Cristina Rey.
Despite such efficiencies, of course, there are obvious advantages to living in a world where people care about their neighbors, and economists spend a lot of time theorizing about both the prevalence and the consequences of altruism.
Marnie Holborow's The Politics of English: A Marxist View of Language (Sage, $24.95 pbk) appears to bring what has been too rarely found in theorizing about language, attention to the role of economics.
This study deservedly lays claim to excellence for its impressive scholarship and its practical suggestions aimed at a revision of our usual uncomplicated theorizing about cultural and identity construction.
In her more recent works Bauer often juxtaposes details of a single body part to form a tripartite sequence, yet she seems to resist theorizing about the body or engaging in a feminist critique.