conceptualize

If you have an idea for something, or if you understand something fully, you conceptualize it. You might conceptualize the plan for a big party, but find it hard to conceptualize exactly how the big bang worked.

In conceptualize, you see the word concept which means an idea. Don't think of a simple idea though, like taking a walk. Imagine a complex concept involving many elements, so a little brain work is involved. When you conceptualize, you either create a concept or you grasp one. The idea of man landing on the moon was conceptualized hundreds of years before it was planned or achieved.

Definitions of conceptualize
  1. verb
    have the idea for
    synonyms: conceive, conceptualise, gestate
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    types:
    design
    conceive or fashion in the mind; invent
    preconceive
    conceive beforehand
    discover, find
    make a discovery, make a new finding
    type of:
    create by mental act, create mentally
    create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
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