philosophize
[ fi-los-uh-fahyz ]
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Part of SpeechverbOrigin + Etymology
Late-16th century; derived from philosophy + the suffix -ize
Synonyms
verb
contemplatedeliberateexaminetheorize
Antonyms
verb
disregardforgetignoreneglect
Definition
verbto speculate or theorize, usually in a superficial or imprecise manner
Examples
verbA) He tended to philosophize about things he knew very little about. B) She went on a tangent to philosophize on why her garden didn't grow this year.
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