Definition of conceptualize in English:

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conceptualize

Pronunciation: /kənˈsep(t)SH(o͞o)əˌlīz/

verb

[with object]
Form a concept or idea of (something): we can more easily conceptualize speed in miles per hour
More example sentences
  • Bronfenbrenner's revolutionary idea was to conceptualize human development as a nested series of influential factors.
  • Specifically, the worrier must be able to envision, anticipate, or conceptualize future events.
  • Whereas with the second one, we really conceptualized it and had a pretty good idea of what we wanted to do.

Derivatives

conceptualizer

noun
Example sentences
  • Some of these characterizations were used repeatedly across cases as problem identifiers and problem conceptualizers.
  • Historically, it is rare for a nation's grand strategy to emerge full blown from an individual conceptualizer's brow.
  • F.W.H. Myers perhaps was the most daring and comprehensive conceptualizer of psi.

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Syllabification: con·cep·tu·al·ize

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