[verb ahy-dee-eyt, ahy-dee-eyt; noun ahy-dee-eyt, ahy-dee-it]
verb (used with object), i·de·at·ed, i·de·at·ing.
to form an idea, thought, or image of.
verb (used without object), i·de·at·ed, i·de·at·ing.
to form ideas; think.
ponder, resolve, consider, study, appreciate, reflect, judge, speculate, examine, ruminate, estimate, brood, deliberate, comprehend, cogitate, analyze, infer, cerebrate, mull, evaluate
Origin of ideate
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(tr) to form or have an idea of; to imagine or conceive
Word Origin for ideate
C17: from Medieval Latin ideat- formed as an idea, from ideare, from Greek idea model, pattern, notion
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