conceptualize

verb
con·​cep·​tu·​al·​ize | \ kən-ˈsep-chə-wə-ˌlīz How to pronounce conceptualize (audio) , -chü-ə-, -chə-ˌlīz, -shwə-ˌlīz \
conceptualized; conceptualizing

Definition of conceptualize

transitive verb

: to form a concept of conceptualize a new car design especially : to interpret conceptually conceptualizing reality

Other Words from conceptualize

conceptualization \ kən-​ˌsep-​chə-​wə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce conceptualize (audio) , -​chü-​ə-​ , -​chə-​lə-​ˈzā-​ , -​shwə-​lə-​ˈzā-​ \ noun
conceptualizer \ kən-​ˈsep-​chə-​wə-​ˌlī-​zər How to pronounce conceptualize (audio) , -​chü-​ə-​ , -​chə-​ˌlī-​ , -​shwə-​ˌlī-​ \ noun

Examples of conceptualize in a Sentence

She described her plans to me, but I found them hard to conceptualize. He conceptualizes the family as an economic unit. A programmer needs to analyze and conceptualize in order to solve problems.
Recent Examples on the Web Another moment was getting into all the visual design and branding, which required a lot of work not only to get competent in the programs associated but to conceptualize my visual identity in general. Spin Staff, SPIN, 21 Apr. 2022 Valerie Blaise VAVVOUNE launched in 2016 to conceptualize a new tier of luxury, not defined by price points, but by essence and intentionality. Essence, 26 Apr. 2022 So part of it was just helping people conceptualize what a 21st-century civil war against a really powerful government might look like. Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2022 For Tucker and Tividad, finally finding solid ground meant collaborating with Rothman, an alt-pop producer who’s worked with Sunflower Bean and Yves Tumor, and simply taking more time to write, record, and conceptualize their next move. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 9 Feb. 2022 Higher education leaders must conceptualize and implement more affordable, shorter programs that successfully prepare students for 21st-century jobs. Jeremy J. Wheaton, Fortune, 1 Feb. 2022 One way to better conceptualize technological problems in terms of their potential business impact is to apply a financial framework to cybersecurity risks. Michael Engstler, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Experts say underrepresentation issues have to do with how the predominantly white authors, who inspire many shows and movies, conceptualize the fantastical. NBC News, 18 Nov. 2021 But the effort began to take on more focus and depth two years earlier when Chancellor Pradeep Kosla recruited famed design expert Don Norman to found the school’s Design Lab and to help conceptualize DIB. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of conceptualize

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for conceptualize

see conceptual

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18 May 2022

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“Conceptualize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conceptualize. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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