conceive of

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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
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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
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None but those who have experienced them can conceive of the enticements of science.
In the past ten years more than 2,600 babies have been delivered with the help of new age fertility treatments at Conceive of which nearly 25 per cent have been twins says Dr Pankaj Shrivastav.
For if the former could not have remained indifferent to an obvious difficulty in the demonstration, mainly due to the use of a notion which was never clearly drawn, the latter must have been attuned to a new problem which happens to be emerging at that very conjuncture, and whose traces had continued to persist even during the eighteenth century viz., the gap between our ability to conceive of a property and our capacity to actually rigorously establish it.