conceptualize


con·cep·tu·al·ize

transitive verb \-ˌlīz\

: to form (an idea, picture, etc.) of something in your mind

con·cep·tu·al·izedcon·cep·tu·al·iz·ing

Full Definition of CONCEPTUALIZE

:  to form a concept of; especially :  to interpret conceptually
con·cep·tu·al·i·za·tion \-ˌsep-chə-wə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -chü-ə-, -chə-lə-ˈ, -shwə-lə-ˈ\ noun
con·cep·tu·al·iz·er \-ˈsep-chə-wə-ˌlī-zər, -chü-ə-, -chə-ˌlī-, -shwə-ˌlī-\ noun

Examples of CONCEPTUALIZE

  1. She described her plans to me, but I found them hard to conceptualize.
  2. He conceptualizes the family as an economic unit.
  3. A programmer needs to analyze and conceptualize in order to solve problems.

First Known Use of CONCEPTUALIZE

1878

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