Meaning of THEORY in English
▪ complete , unified
a grand unified ~ of the physical forces governing matter
▪ current , modern , new
Keynes misinterpreted the classical ~ of interest.
One of her pet theories is that people who restrict their calorie intake live longer.
▪ alternative , conflicting
His comments are just abstract ~ and show little understanding of the realities of the situation.
▪ economic , legal , linguistic , literary , political , scientific , social , etc.
▪ feminist , Marxist , postmodern , structuralist , etc.
Current feminist ~ consists of several different trends.
the dominant strand of postmodern ~
▪ chaos , evolutionary , game , number , probability , quantum , string , etc.
a conspiracy ~ about the princess's death
… OF THEORIES
Each school has its own set of theories.
VERB + THEORY
▪ have , hold
▪ advance , develop , formulate , present , produce , propose , put forward
▪ work on
Police are working on the ~ that the murderer was known to the family.
▪ refute , reject
▪ confirm , prove , support
▪ challenge , test
▪ apply , use
THEORY + VERB
▪ hold sth , suggest sth
▪ explain sth , predict sth
▪ be based on sth
▪ in ~
In ~, these machines should last for ten years.
▪ ~ about
He has a ~ about why dogs walk in circles before going to sleep.
▪ put (the) ~ into practice , ~ and practice
the distinction/relationship between ~ and practice
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012