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ideate

[ verb ahy-dee-eyt, ahy-dee-eyt; noun ahy-dee-eyt, ahy-dee-it ]
/ verb 藞a瑟 di藢e瑟t, a瑟藞di e瑟t; noun 藞a瑟 di藢e瑟t, a瑟藞di 瑟t /
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verb (used with object), i路de路at路ed, i路de路at路ing.
to form an idea, thought, or image of.
verb (used without object), i路de路at路ed, i路de路at路ing.
to form ideas; think.
noun
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Origin of ideate

First recorded in 1600鈥10; ide(a) + -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM ideate

i路de路a路tive [ahy-dee-uh-tiv, ahy-dee-ey-], /a瑟藞di 蓹 t瑟v, 藞a瑟 di藢e瑟-/, adjectiveun路i路de路at路ed, adjectiveun路i路de路at路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ideate

ideate
/ (藞a瑟d瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to form or have an idea of; to imagine or conceive

Derived forms of ideate

ideation, noun

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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