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

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Other Words from conceptualize

conceptualization \ kən-​ˌsep-​chə-​wə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce conceptualization (audio) , -​chü-​ə-​ , -​chə-​lə-​ˈzā-​ , -​shwə-​lə-​ˈzā-​ \ noun
conceptualizer \ kən-​ˈsep-​chə-​wə-​ˌlī-​zər How to pronounce conceptualizer (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.
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This is where Imagineers conceptualize, plan, build, engineer, program, paint, costume, and test audio-animatronic figures that will end up in one of Disney’s 12 theme parks across the globe. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "The A1000 Is Disney's Advanced Animatronic Bringing the Galaxy's Edge Star Wars Theme Park To Life," 28 Feb. 2019 Helping conceptualize the immersive-theater component is creative director Connie Harrison, who promises excitement from the moment guests step off the airplane. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Forget Paris Fashion Week, H&M Is Changing Direction With an Immersive Theater Project in Sedona, Arizona," 31 Jan. 2019 Ramos helps conceptualize her own self-care as an imaginary pie chart in her head, with slices for spending time on work, family, friends, and herself. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Yes, It's Trendy Right Now — But What Exactly Is Self-Care?," 14 Jan. 2019 It was conceived by Rihanna in collaboration with PRODJECT, a creative agency which also helped conceptualize last season's Fenty X Puma presentation, where Rihanna appeared on a set of pink mountains while perched on the backseat of a motorcycle. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "Rihanna's Savage X Fenty New York Fashion Week Show Celebrated Women," 13 Sep. 2018 The stool was conceptualized and produced in Lagos. Ayodeji Rotinwa, Vogue, "Meet the Nigerian Product Designers Behind a New Brand of Minimalism," 28 Sep. 2018 The shop was conceptualized by the exhibition curator and Marissa Harvey, the general merchandise and sourcing manager for the Met Museum Store. Micaela Marini Higgs, Vox, "The complicated relationship between art and commerce has a home in the museum gift shop.," 7 Nov. 2018 Getty Images As the brand's new head, Deacon oversees its core line and conceptualizes two collections a year (in addition to running his own couture business, of course). Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Designer Giles Deacon on His Aspinal of London Collection, the Royals, and Pippa Middleton," 9 Nov. 2018 To what extent are some of our difficulties figuring out how to conceptualize repentance, as a society, the result of lacking a cohesive, shared vocabulary within which to contextualize what forgiveness and repentance mean? Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "A scholar of forgiveness explains what makes a good public apology for sexual misconduct," 24 Sep. 2018

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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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conceptualize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of conceptualize

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

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