conceive of


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Related to conceive of: impregnated, fecundates
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Verb1.conceive of - form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
envision, fancy, picture, visualize, image, visualise, figure, see, project - imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"
visualise, visualize - form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract; "Mathematicians often visualize"
envision, foresee - picture to oneself; imagine possible; "I cannot envision him as President"
fantasise, fantasize - portray in the mind; "he is fantasizing the ideal wife"
prefigure - imagine or consider beforehand; "It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured"
think - imagine or visualize; "Just think--you could be rich one day!"; "Think what a scene it must have been!"
fantasise, fantasize, fantasy - indulge in fantasies; "he is fantasizing when he says he plans to start his own company"
daydream, dream, woolgather, stargaze - have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
Translations

w>conceive of

vi +prep objsich (dat)vorstellen; who first conceived of the idea?wer hatte die Idee zuerst?, wem kam die Idee zuerst?; he absolutely refuses to conceive of cheatingBetrug käme ihm überhaupt nicht in den Sinn
References in classic literature ?
None but those who have experienced them can conceive of the enticements of science.
This explanation will, I trust, relieve those well-regulated minds, who cannot conceive of such literary lawlessness, from the bewilderment which they suffered when the same experiment was tried in a former book.
To conceive of a man being free we must imagine him outside space, which is evidently impossible.