One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Form an idea of; imagine or conceive.‘the arc whose ideated centre is a nodal point in the composition’
imagine, envisage, visualize, picture, picture in one's mind's eye, conjure up an image of, think, see, perceive, grasp, appreciate, apprehendView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘Authentic architectural experiences derive from real or ideated bodily confrontations rather than visually observed entities.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1no object Form ideas; think.
- ‘When others weep over Bangalore's infrastructure woes, Infosys chairman and chief mentor Narayana Murthy ideates.’
- ‘Concentration, by selection and intensification, is necessary because the mind ideates, abstracts, typifies.’
- ‘Behind the one-way glass, executives of a transportation company would listen and watch in order to ‘ideate,’ our moderator tells us.’
- ‘He showed me a special room set aside especially for ‘ideating.’’
- ‘Good for him, if it means the Babu can stop ‘ideating’ now.’
Late 17th century: from medieval Latin ideat- ‘formed as an idea’, from the verb ideare, from Latin idea (see idea).
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