ideate
verb (-ated; -ating) Date: 1610 transitive verb to form an idea or conception of intransitive verb to form an idea

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ideate — I*de ate, v. t. 1. To form in idea; to fancy. [R.] [1913 Webster] The ideated man . . . as he stood in the intellect of God. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. To apprehend in thought so as to fix and hold in the mind; to memorize. [R.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ideate — index conceive (comprehend), create Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ideate — (v.) c.1600, from IDEA (Cf. idea) + ATE (Cf. ate) (2). Related: Ideated; ideating …   Etymology dictionary

  • ideate — [ī′dē āt΄, ī dē′āt΄] vt., vi. ideated, ideating to form an idea (of); imagine or conceive …   English World dictionary

  • Ideate — Ideat I*de at, Ideate I*de ate, n. [LL. ideatum. See {Idea}.] (Metaph.) The actual existence supposed to correspond with an idea; the correlate in real existence to the idea as a thought or existence. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ideate — ideative /uy dee euh tiv, uy dee ay /, adj. v. /uy dee ayt , uy dee ayt/; n. /uy dee ayt , uy dee it/, v., ideated, ideating, n. v.t. 1. to form an idea, thought, or image of. v.i. 2. to form ideas; think. n. 3. ideatum. [1600 10; IDE(A) + ATE1]… …   Universalium

  • ideate — verb a) To apprehend in thought so as to fix and hold in the mind; to memorize. b) To generate an idea …   Wiktionary

  • ideate — v. form concepts; express ideas; think, conceive, imagine …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ideate — [ ʌɪdɪeɪt] verb [often as adjective ideated] chiefly Psychology imagine. ↘form ideas. Derivatives ideation noun ideational adjective ideationally adverb Origin C17: from med. L. i …   English new terms dictionary

  • ideate — ide·ate …   English syllables

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