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Definition 1: become pregnant; undergo conception - [verb of body]

Samples where conceive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She cannot conceive
  • My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day

(conceive is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of conceive ) conceive when a fetus is already present in the uterus

(conceive implies ...) engage in sexual intercourse

"Birds mate in the Spring"

Definition 2: judge or regard; look upon; judge - [verb of cognition]

Samples where conceive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for conceive in the sense of this definition

(conceive is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of conceive ) remain committed to

"I hold to these ideas"

(... is a kind of conceive ) change one's mind

"He rethought his decision to take a vacation"

(... is a kind of conceive ) dispose the mind in a certain way

"Do you really think so?"

(... is a kind of conceive ) look on as or consider

"she looked on this affair as a joke" "He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician" "He is reputed to be intelligent"

(... is a kind of conceive ) have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude

"She felt small and insignificant" "You make me feel naked" "I made the students feel different about themselves"

(... is a kind of conceive ) deem to be

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

Definition 3: have the idea for - [verb of creation]

Samples where conceive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
  • This library was well conceived

Synonyms for conceive in the sense of this definition

(conceive is a kind of ...) create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

(... is a kind of conceive ) conceive or fashion in the mind; invent

"She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"

(... is a kind of conceive ) conceive beforehand

"a preconceived notion"

(... is a kind of conceive ) make a discovery, make a new finding

"Roentgen discovered X-rays" "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"

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