What is hypothesize?

Some articles on hypothesize:

Outline Of Object Recognition - Feature-based Methods
... Hypothesize and test General Idea Hypothesize a correspondence between a collection of image features and a collection of object features Then use this to generate a hypothesis ... others must be consistent with this General Idea If we hypothesize a match between a sufficiently large group of image features and a sufficiently large group of object ... Then take each image frame group, and hypothesize a correspondence between it and every frame group on every object For each of these correspondences ...