Definition of conceptualize in US English:

conceptualize

verb

[with object]
  • Form a concept or idea of (something)

    ‘we can more easily conceptualize speed in miles per hour’
    • ‘Although I am strictly adhering to the policy of no pre-writing, I have been conceptualizing my first post in my mind for days now.’
    • ‘Whereas with the second one, we really conceptualized it and had a pretty good idea of what we wanted to do.’
    • ‘This is certainly an odd idea if being able to consciously conceptualize pain and death minimizes the pain relative to not being able to conceptualized pain and death.’
    • ‘Bronfenbrenner's revolutionary idea was to conceptualize human development as a nested series of influential factors.’
    • ‘The idea of structuration provides a way of conceptualizing the relationship between mechanical and socially constructed systems.’
    • ‘They were each involved in different aspects of making and conceptualising art, but their ideas were growing and shifting.’
    • ‘In a culture which conceptualizes time as cyclic the idea of rebirth seems natural.’
    • ‘In particular, the Iraqis, just like their elected leaders, seem to have problems conceptualizing the best constitutional structure for their nation.’
    • ‘Smell is simply ignored, of no relevance to conceptualising the object, formulating the idea, giving objective knowledge.’
    • ‘Students played a large part in planning the conference and conceptualizing its themes.’
    • ‘Specifically, the worrier must be able to envision, anticipate, or conceptualize future events.’
    • ‘Samit Ballal, who conceptualised the place, has conjured up the eclectic menu.’
    • ‘By conceptualizing an artifact as a world, we can explore it as a space, story, or game, depending on its emphasis.’
    • ‘By conceptualising things you have an incredible freedom.’
    • ‘We've batted around the same idea since 1990, when we first conceptualised a method to enhance the ability of a frail pensioner to remain in the family home for as long as possible.’
    • ‘The goal is to conceptualize the two intellectual activities as synergistic with ideas emerging from one and vitalizing the other.’
    • ‘They were conceptualized as an imaginary solution to the social problems faced by young, working-class men.’
    • ‘Although theoretically sound, Myers' behavior analytic approach to conceptualizing violent relationships has received little attention in the partner violence literature.’
    • ‘To try to conceptualise a parallel situation in Australia, imagine Kerry Packer becoming our Prime Minister.’
    • ‘Plenty of folks do not need to be conceptualizing their own holiday greetings.’
    envisage, envision, conjure up, conjure up an image of, conjure up an picture of, picture in the mind's eye, picture, call to mind, see, imagine, evoke, fancy, dream about, dream up, fantasize about, conceive of, think about, contemplate
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Pronunciation

conceptualize

/kənˈsep(t)SH(o͞o)əˌlīz//kənˈsɛp(t)ʃ(u)əˌlaɪz/