conceptualize

[kuhn-sep-choo-uh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), conceptualized, conceptualizing.
1.
to form into a concept; make a concept of.
verb (used without object), conceptualized, conceptualizing.
2.
to form a concept; think in concepts.
Also, especially British, conceptualise.


Origin:
1875–80; conceptual + -ize

conceptualization, noun
conceptualizer, noun
reconceptualization, noun
reconceptualize, verb (used with object), reconceptualized, reconceptualizing.
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conceptualize or conceptualise (kənˈsɛptjʊəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
to form (a concept or concepts) out of observations, experience, data, etc
 
conceptualise or conceptualise
 
vb
 
conceptuali'zation or conceptualise
 
n
 
conceptuali'sation or conceptualise
 
n

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Word Origin & History

conceptualize
1896 (implied in conceptualized), from conceptual. Related: Conceptualization (1909).
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Example sentences
We have the opportunity to conceptualize a modern museum in the context of the
  future.
Evidence of the ability to conceptualize and implement an educational vision is
  expected.
It has to do with a limitation of our abilities to conceptualize.
But lately some brain researchers have another way to conceptualize the divided
  self.
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