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conceive

verb

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1 to form a mental picture of
  • it takes an idealist to conceive a world without war, and an activist to make it happen

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2 to have a clear idea of
  • I cannot conceive the reason for such pointless vandalism

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3 to have as an opinion
  • I just can't conceive that he would have lied

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think, conceive, imagine, fancy, realize, envisage, envision mean to form an idea of. think implies the entrance of an idea into one's mind with or without deliberate consideration or reflection. I just thought of a good joke conceive suggests the forming and bringing forth and usually developing of an idea, plan, or design. conceived of a new marketing approach imagine stresses a visualization. imagine you're at the beach fancy suggests an imagining often unrestrained by reality but spurred by desires. fancied himself a super athlete realize stresses a grasping of the significance of what is conceived or imagined. realized the enormity of the task ahead envisage and envision imply a conceiving or imagining that is especially clear or detailed. envisaged a totally computerized operation envisioned a cure for the disease

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The first known use of conceive was in the 14th century

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“Conceive.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/conceive. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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