gestate, conceive, conceptualize, conceptualise(verb)
have the idea for
"He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients"; "This library was well conceived"
think, believe, consider, conceive(verb)
judge or regard; look upon; judge
"I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"
become pregnant; undergo conception
"She cannot conceive"; "My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day"
To develop an idea.
To understand someone.
To become pregnant.
Origin: From conceiven, from concevoir, concever, from concipere, from con- + capio. Compare deceive, perceive, receive.
to receive into the womb and begin to breed; to begin the formation of the embryo of
to form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to generate; to originate; as, to conceive a purpose, plan, hope
to apprehend by reason or imagination; to take into the mind; to know; to imagine; to comprehend; to understand
to have an embryo or fetus formed in the womb; to breed; to become pregnant
to have a conception, idea, or opinion; think; -- with of
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon-sēv′, v.t. to receive into and form in the womb: to form in the mind: to imagine or think: to understand: to express.—v.i. to become pregnant: to think.—ns. Conceivabil′ity, Conceiv′ableness.—adj. Conceiv′able, that may be conceived, understood, or believed.—adv. Conceiv′ably.—adj. Conceived′, imagined, thought. [O. Fr. concever—L. concipĕre, conceptum, from con, and capĕre, to take.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'conceive' in Verbs Frequency: #779
The numerical value of conceive in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of conceive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You cannot conceive the many without the one.
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.
It's still so new that it's hard to conceive being away for more than seven hours at a time.
This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor to change the character of our thought.
It's an outrage — an absolute outrage, i can conceive of no justifiable reason for doing this.
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Translations for conceive
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- разбирам, забременявам, замислям, забременея, схващамBulgarian
- koncipovat, formulovat, otěhotnět, vymyslet, počít, chápat, pochopitCzech
- ersinnen, schwanger werden, erdenken, verstehen, empfangen, konzipierenGerman
- gravediĝi, koncipiEsperanto
- käsitama, rasestumaEstonian
- suunnitella, kehitellä, tulla raskaaksi, ymmärtääFinnish
- concevoir, tomber enceinteFrench
- teherbe esik, elképzel, megért, felfogHungarian
- հղիանալ, հղանալArmenian
- 妊娠, 孕む, 思い付く, おめでたJapanese
- concipio, teneoLatin
- whakaira tangataMāori
- zwanger wordenDutch
- забеременеть, беременеть, замышлять, зачать, пониматьRussian
- shvatiti, zamisliti, začetiSerbo-Croatian
- krijoj, mendojAlbanian
- anlamak, yaratmak, hamile kalmak, gebe kalmak, düşünmekTurkish
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