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Definition of "ideate" [i•de•ate]

  • To form an idea of; imagine or conceive: "Such characters represent a grotesquely blown-up aspect of an ideal man . . . if not realizable, capable of being ideated” ( Anthony Burgess). (verb-transitive)
  • To conceive mental images; think. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ideate" in a sentence
  • "If your PowerPoint deck contains the word "ideate," cut and do not paste."
  • "But though "ideate" is tied to ancient philosophy, the word itself is a modern concoction, relatively speaking."
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