[ verb ahy-dee-eyt, ahy-dee-eyt; noun ahy-dee-eyt, ahy-dee-it ]
/ verb ˈaɪ diˌeɪt, aɪˈdi eɪt; noun ˈaɪ diˌeɪt, aɪˈdi ɪt /
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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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ideatei·de·a·tive [ahy-dee-uh-tiv, ahy-dee-ey-], /aɪˈdi ə tɪv, ˈaɪ diˌeɪ-/, adjectiveun·i·de·at·ed, adjectiveun·i·de·at·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ideate
/ (ˈaɪdɪˌeɪt) /
(tr) to form or have an idea of; to imagine or conceive
Derived forms of ideateideation, 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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