conceive


conceive

verb (used with object), con·ceived, con·ceiv·ing.

  1. to form (a notion, opinion, purpose, etc.): He conceived the project while he was on vacation.
  2. to form a notion or idea of; imagine.
  3. to hold as an opinion; think; believe: I can’t conceive that it would be of any use.
  4. to experience or form (a feeling): to conceive a great love for music.
  5. to express, as in words.
  6. to become pregnant with.
  7. to beget.
  8. to begin, originate, or found (something) in a particular way (usually used in the passive): a new nation conceived in liberty.
  9. Archaic. to understand; comprehend.

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