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ideate

[verb ahy-dee-eyt, ahy-dee-eyt; noun ahy-dee-eyt, ahy-dee-it] /verb ˈaɪ diˌeɪt, aɪˈdi eɪt; noun ˈaɪ diˌeɪt, aɪˈdi ɪt/
verb (used with object), ideated, ideating.
1.
to form an idea, thought, or image of.
verb (used without object), ideated, ideating.
2.
to form ideas; think.
noun
3.
Origin of ideate
1600-1610
1600-10; ide(a) + -ate1
Related forms
ideative
[ahy-dee-uh-tiv, ahy-dee-ey-] /aɪˈdi ə tɪv, ˈaɪ diˌeɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
unideated, adjective
unideating, adjective
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Examples from the Web for ideated
Historical Examples
  • Its appeal is to our freedom, and the duty is ideated before it is performed.

    Theoretical Ethics Milton Valentine
  • He saw she had the capacity for deep and excited interest in truth, an emotional love for ideated experience.

    An Anarchist Woman Hutchins Hapgood
  • That premise works both ways, dear lady, Jrann-Pttt ideated.

    Collector's Item Evelyn E. Smith
  • And occasionally the one ideated object was felt to exert an influence over the other.

British Dictionary definitions for ideated

ideate

/ˈaɪdɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to form or have an idea of; to imagine or conceive
Derived Forms
ideation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin ideat- formed as an idea, from ideare, from Greek idea model, pattern, notion
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Word Origin and History for ideated

ideate

v.

c.1600, from idea + -ate (2). Related: Ideated; ideating.

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