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conceptualize

[ kuhn-sep-choo-uh-lahyz ]
/ kənˈsɛp tʃu əˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), con·cep·tu·al·ized, con·cep·tu·al·iz·ing.
to form into a concept; make a concept of.
verb (used without object), con·cep·tu·al·ized, con·cep·tu·al·iz·ing.
to form a concept; think in concepts.
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Also especially British, con·cep·tu·al·ise .

Origin of conceptualize

First recorded in 1875–80; conceptual + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM conceptualize

con·cep·tu·al·i·za·tion [kuhn-sep-choo-uh-lahy-zey-shuhn] /kənˌsɛp tʃu ə laɪˈzeɪ ʃən/ especially British, con·cep·tu·al·i·sa·tion, nouncon·cep·tu·al·iz·er; especially British, con·cep·tu·al·is·er, nounre·con·cep·tu·al·ize; especially British, re·con·cep·tu·al·ise, verb (used with object), re·con·cep·tu·al·ized, re·con·cep·tu·al·iz·ing or (especially British) re·con·cep·tu·al·ised, re·con·cep·tu·al·is·ing.
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How to use conceptualize in a sentence

  • The IMF is too restricted in both its ability to operate and in its ability to conceptualise and to innovate.

    After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
  • The IMF is too restricted both in its ability to operate and in its ability to conceptualise and to innovate.

    After the Rain|Sam Vaknin

British Dictionary definitions for conceptualize

conceptualize

conceptualise

/ (kənˈsɛptjʊəˌlaɪz) /

verb
to form (a concept or concepts) out of observations, experience, data, etc

Derived forms of conceptualize

conceptualization or conceptualisation, noun
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