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v. i·de·at·ed, i·de·at·ing, i·de·ates
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).
To conceive mental images; think.

i′de·a′tion n.
i′de·a′tion·al adj.


(tr) to form or have an idea of; to imagine or conceive
[C17: from Medieval Latin ideat- formed as an idea, from ideare, from Greek idea model, pattern, notion]
ˌideˈation n


(ˈaɪ diˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to form an idea, conception, or image of.
2. to form ideas or images; think.
i•de′a•tive (-ə tɪv) adj.
i`de•a′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ideate - form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
envision, fancy, picture, visualize, image, visualise, figure, see, project - imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"
visualise, visualize - form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract; "Mathematicians often visualize"
envision, foresee - picture to oneself; imagine possible; "I cannot envision him as President"
fantasise, fantasize - portray in the mind; "he is fantasizing the ideal wife"
prefigure - imagine or consider beforehand; "It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured"
think - imagine or visualize; "Just think--you could be rich one day!"; "Think what a scene it must have been!"
fantasise, fantasize, fantasy - indulge in fantasies; "he is fantasizing when he says he plans to start his own company"
daydream, dream, woolgather, stargaze - have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
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The ideate phase is then free to include any of these factors.
The level of enthusiasm to ideate and participate across campuses in India this year has been heartwarming," said Sameer Wadhawan, Head, Human Resources, Samsung India.
An increasing number of educators use elements of the design-thinking process--empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test--to find solutions to, and think analytically about the many 'ails plaguing the world around them.
The three-day Haj Hackathon held in Jeddah last week was one such initiative that brought together thousands of programmers from 51 countries to ideate on providing more effective Haj services across a range of areas -- from food, sanitation, finance, transportation and accommodation to communications, crowd management and physical navigation.
The participating financial institutions and insurance companies will ideate, collaborate and partner with startups in a wide-ranging 12-week mentorship and networking programme.
Today, is an independent institution and its goals remain the same as in 2009 when this project was started: fostering innovative people to ideate solutions for social issues.
It is also a crucial cog in improvement of turnaround time as this business-driven, customer-focused network provides every employee the license to ideate. Other than providing internal social networking solutions it promotes internal collaboration between other departments and branches across the sultanate.
Suitable for use on a variety of surfaces including painted walls, wood, glass, metal and laminate, Notable can be applied to almost any surface where great minds ideate and innovate.
Our team will continually ideate and deliver technology solutions that raise the bar.
We will continue to further ideate and update our product to enhance the overall user experience.
These include: lack of organization leadership to ideate, plan and execute digital transformation; cyberthreats and security concerns; lack of a digitally skilled workforce able to optimize digital businesses; and lack of leadership shown by board of directors and executives, as well as lack of the right governmental policies and ICT infrastructure to provide a sound digital transformation platform for organizations.