[verb ahy-dee-eyt, ahy-dee-eyt; noun ahy-dee-eyt, ahy-dee-it]
- to form an idea, thought, or image of.
- to form ideas; think.
Origin of ideate
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Ideative habits may be formed—are formed, in fact, by the majority of persons.Your Mind and How to Use It
William Walker Atkinson
This is a common fault of a man of genius whose genius is not however creative but ideative.The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- (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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