Etymology
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ideate (v.)

c. 1600, "imagine, form ideas," from idea + -ate (2). From 1862 as "to think." Related: Ideated; ideating.

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Definitions of ideate

ideate (v.)
form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case;
Synonyms: imagine / conceive of / envisage
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