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 for ideate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ideat \I*de"at\, Ideate \I*de"ate\, n. [LL. ideatum. See
     Idea.] (Metaph.)
     The actual existence supposed to correspond with an idea; the
     correlate in real existence to the idea as a thought or
     existence.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ideate \I*de"ate\, v. t.
     1. To form in idea; to fancy. [R.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The ideated man . . . as he stood in the intellect
              of God.                               --Sir T.
                                                    Browne.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To apprehend in thought so as to fix and hold in the mind;
        to memorize. [R.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ideate
      v 1: form a mental image of something that is not present or
           that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the
           president?" [syn: imagine, conceive of, ideate,
           envisage]

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