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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.
conceptualization
noun [C or U]
Doctors must have a broad conceptualization of end-of-life care and the legal issues that support it.
Translations of “conceptualize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 構想出, (使)形成概念…
in Chinese (Simplified) 构想出, (使)形成概念…
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