from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To form an idea of; imagine or conceive: "Such characters represent a grotesquely blown-up aspect of an ideal man . . . if not realizable, capable of being ideated” ( Anthony Burgess).
- intransitive v. To conceive mental images; think.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To apprehend in thought so as to fix and hold in the mind; to memorize.
- v. To generate an idea.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To form in idea; to fancy.
- transitive v. To apprehend in thought so as to fix and hold in the mind; to memorize.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- . To form in idea or thought; fancy.
- To apprehend mentally so as to retain and be able to recall; fix permanently in the mind.
- To form ideas; think.
- In metaphysics, produced by an idea, specifically by a Platonic idea; existing by virtue of its participation in an idea.
- n. In metaphysics, the correlative or object of an idea; the real or actual existence correlating with an idea.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
From idea + -ate (Wiktionary)