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conceptualize

verb [I or T] uk formal (UK usually conceptualise)   /kənˈsep.tju.ə.laɪz/ us  
to form an idea or principle in your mind: He argued that morality could be conceptualized (= thought about) as a series of principles based on human reason.Imagining and conceiving
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