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[verb ahy-dee-eyt, ahy-dee-eyt; noun ahy-dee-eyt, ahy-dee-it] /verb ˈaɪ diˌeɪt, aɪˈdi eɪt; noun ˈaɪ diˌeɪt, aɪˈdi ɪt/

verb (used with object), ideated, ideating.
to form an , thought, or image of.
verb (used without object), ideated, ideating.
to form ; think.
(transitive) to form or have an idea of; to imagine or conceive

c.1600, from idea + -ate (2). Related: Ideated; ideating.


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