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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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The most interesting aspect of Keti Bander Port is that its conceivers found the port as the most feasible one all along the coast of Pakistan right from Gwadar (in Balochistan) to Thar (in Sindh).
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Maria Voskresenskaya, one of the game's conceivers, told Reuters that the game took only two weeks to create.
The Tellegen Absorption Scale was described by its conceivers as a measure of a person's "openness to absorbing and self-altering experiences.
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The book is credited to Lewis and Jones, with the pair plus Hendel listed as the show's conceivers.
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The other severe limitation of the research view was, of course, that business people are the conceivers of the bulk of the innovations of a capitalist economy.
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