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v. con·ceived, con·ceiv·ing, con·ceives
1. To become pregnant with (offspring): She conceived her first child in London, but her second child was conceived in Paris.
2. To form or develop in the mind: conceive a plan to increase profits; conceive a passion for a new acquaintance.
3. To apprehend mentally; understand: couldn't conceive the meaning of that sentence.
4. To be of the opinion that; think: didn't conceive that such a tragedy could occur.
5. To begin or originate in a specific way: a political movement that was conceived in the ferment of the 1960s.
1. To form or hold an idea: Ancient peoples conceived of the earth as flat.
2. To become pregnant.

[Middle English conceiven, from Old French concevoir, conceiv-, from Latin concipere : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

con·ceiv′a·bil′i·ty, con·ceiv′a·ble·ness n.
con·ceiv′a·ble adj.
con·ceiv′a·bly adv.
con·ceiv′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conceiver - someone who creates new things
creator - a person who grows or makes or invents things
beginner, founder, founding father, father - a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George Washington is the father of his country"
groundbreaker, innovator, pioneer, trailblazer - someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
mover, proposer - (parliamentary procedure) someone who makes a formal motion
proposer, suggester - someone who advances a suggestion or proposal; "the suggester of this absurd strategy was a fool"
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ISLAMABAD -- The 140th birth anniversary of philosopher, poet of east and the conceiver of idea of Pakistan Allama Mohammad Iqbal was observed on Thursday with great national zeal and enthusiasm.
Lahore -- The 140th birth anniversary of philosopher poet and the conceiver of idea of Pakistan Allama Mohammad Iqbal was observed on Thursday with national spirit.
But they are where they are today because the conceiver met someone who believed in him or her and was willing to invest in the idea.
Its conceiver seems to have been the renowned calligrapher Mir Ali Tabrizi10 (1360-1420).
But right away, a paradox exists, as God is the creator, the Holy Spirit is the conceiver, and Christ is the son; one cannot be the Trinity.
If the first conceiver was not diligent in reducing the invention to practice, that applicant forfeits the right to the patent, and the process continues until only one applicant remains.
Here, "the role of the artist is thus transferred from maker to conceiver," as Bruce Altshuler so eloquently states in his essay for the compendium, (3) allowing for the hopeful renewal of a creative and collaborative spirit within a dynamic rather than a fixed institutional setting.
Intratec is the conceiver of the first free online encyclopedia of chemical technology, improvement & research economics available at base.
who imposes himself as the undisputed founder, conceiver, and interpreter of a set of political symbols which become inseparable from his person' (Ibid: 52).
might prevent development of the idea, leaving the idea conceiver with
Clearly, the conceiver of this spiral notion was oriented upon amorphous requirements and continuous stakeholder inputs for the alleviation of project risk with a very mutable product (Boehm, 1988).