Definition of Philosophize

1. Verb. Reason philosophically.

Exact synonyms: Philosophise
Generic synonyms: Cerebrate, Cogitate, Think
Derivative terms: Philosophiser, Philosophy, Philosophizer, Philosophizing, Philosophy



Definition of Philosophize

1. v. i. To reason like a philosopher; to search into the reason and nature of things; to investigate phenomena, and assign rational causes for their existence.

Definition of Philosophize

1. Verb. To philosophically ponder or reason out. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Philosophize

1. [v -PHIZED, -PHIZING, -PHIZES]

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Literary usage of Philosophize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Beginner's History of Philosophy by Herbert Ernest Cushman (1911)
"Why We philosophize. To Fichte philosophy waa distinctly a personal problem, and we feel in all his words that he is wrestling with his own nature. ..."

2. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"And, however Epicurus sometime pretended to assert liberty of will against Democritus, yet, forgetting himself, did he also here securely philosophize after ..."

3. An Elementary Grammar of the Greek Language by Raphael Kühner (1860)
"Many of thos^ who (} 148, 6) pretend to philosophize, micht (§ 153, 2, c.) per- Imps f»av (nor.) that the just (inun) could never become (aw. ..."

4. An Elementary Grammar of the Greek Language: Containing a Series of Greek by Raphael Kühner (1848)
"Many of those who (§ 148, 6) pretend to philosophize, might (§ 153, 2, c.) perhaps say («or.) that the just (man) could never become (aor. ..."

5. Methods of Instruction by James Pyle Wickersham (1865)
"... REASON AND philosophize ; AND, THEREFORE, METHODS OF TEACHING SHOULD BE SUGGESTIVE.—Pupils should not be made mere passive recipients of knowledge. ..."

6. A Thousand Flashes of French Wit, Wisdom, and Wickedness by J de Finod (1880)
"Catastrophes dispose all strong and intelligent men to philosophize. Balzac. Thinkers are as scarce as gold; but he whose thought embraces all his subject, ..."

7. Ethics of Literature by John A. Kersey (1894)
"... Should Narrate and not philosophize—Equivalence of Thought Psychologically Possible— Equivalence of Expression Philologically Possible—Literary Economy— ..."

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