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  • v. To interpret a phenomenon by forming a concept
  • v. To conceive the idea for something

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. same as conceptualize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. have the idea for


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  • (AT 84) Instead of merely being quaint and anachronistic technologies harnessed to an anodyne future, we can re-conceptualise and re-pathologise space vehicles.

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  • I can ‘conceptualise’ awesome article and ideas [for work].

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  • Just going through an experience is only half the story, if you like, providing us with raw materials that are blunt and often bewildering unless we can take a step back and conceptualise what went on.

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  • Thanks for raising this topic, I think if these things are taken seriously they have huge implications for the way in which we prepare teachers for the classroom and how we conceptualise and write lesson plans.

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  • Ultimately, if we conceptualise the surface of prose as a "finish", we may well conceptualise the syntactic and lexical patterns that distinguish it as a largely decorative and superficial "patina".

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  • Only the mind of an extremist could conceptualise a continuum that moves beyond "extremeist" and then come upon "Socialist".

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  • In George Orwell's novel '1984' Big Brother knows that the 'proles' will very soon no longer be able to conceptualise abstract ideals like liberty, free speech and human rights.

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  • How to conceptualise it, however, is another problem.

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  • The Chinese Buddhists for example were able to conceptualise a Godhead, that contained with it three entities, all sharing the exact same substance, none afore or after the other, none greater or lesser than the other etc, just as articulated in the Creeds of Christendom!

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  • Influenced by Sellars's famous diagnosis of the "myth of the given" in traditional empiricism, in which Sellars argued that the blankly causal impingement of the external world on judgement failed to supply justification, as only something with a belief-like conceptual structure could engage with rational justification, McDowell tries to explain how one can accept that we are passive in our perceptual experience of the world while active in how we conceptualise it.

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