EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From idea +‎ -ate.

PronunciationEdit

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈaɪdieɪt/
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VerbEdit

ideate (third-person singular simple present ideates, present participle ideating, simple past and past participle ideated)

  1. To apprehend in thought so as to fix and hold in the mind; to memorize.
  2. To generate an idea.
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AdjectiveEdit

ideate (not comparable)

  1. Produced by an idea.

Etymology 2Edit

Late Latin ideatum. See idea.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

ideate (plural ideates)

  1. (metaphysics) The actual existence supposed to correspond with an idea; the correlate in real existence to the idea as a thought or existence.

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ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

ideate

  1. inflection of ideare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative