- to form into a concept; make a concept of.
- to form a concept; think in concepts.
Also especially British, con·cep·tu·al·ise.
Origin of conceptualize
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Examples from the Web for conceptualise
The IMF is too restricted in both its ability to operate and in its ability to conceptualise and to innovate.
The IMF is too restricted both in its ability to operate and in its ability to conceptualise and to innovate.
- to form (a concept or concepts) out of observations, experience, data, etc
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Word Origin and History for conceptualise
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