Definition of ideate in English:



[WITH OBJECT]Psychology
  • 1Form an idea of; imagine or conceive.

    • ‘However, I solved the situation successfully by following the strategy of ideating quality programmes and then banking on the local team to do the job perfectly.’
    • ‘Authentic architectural experiences derive from real or ideated bodily confrontations rather than visually observed entities.’
    • ‘Our firm ideates, creates and executes growth strategies for multiple retail channel development.’
    • ‘The building was ideated by Ugo Giusti, before the beginning of the First World War, and it was ended in 1923.’
    • ‘The mind or input consciousness ideated the action concept in the first place - with some effort.’
    imagine, envisage, visualize, picture, picture in one's mind's eye, conjure up an image of, think, see, perceive, grasp, appreciate, apprehend
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    1. 1.1no object Form ideas; think.
      • ‘When others weep over Bangalore's infrastructure woes, Infosys chairman and chief mentor Narayana Murthy ideates.’
      • ‘He showed me a special room set aside especially for ‘ideating.’’
      • ‘Behind the one-way glass, executives of a transportation company would listen and watch in order to ‘ideate,’ our moderator tells us.’
      • ‘Good for him, if it means the Babu can stop ‘ideating’ now.’
      • ‘Concentration, by selection and intensification, is necessary because the mind ideates, abstracts, typifies.’


Late 17th century: from medieval Latin ideat- ‘formed as an idea’, from the verb ideare, from Latin idea (see idea).