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conceive of (someone or something)

To think of someone or something, often in a particular way. Considering her lack of patience, I have a really hard time conceiving of her as a kindergarten teacher. Leave it to Ben to conceive of a totally ridiculous plan.
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conceive of (someone or something) as (someone or something)

To think of someone or something in a different way than usual. Considering her lack of patience, I have a really hard time conceiving of her as a kindergarten teacher.
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conceive of someone or something

to think of or invent the notion of someone or something. Who on earth ever conceived of doing this? Edison conceived of many very useful things that we now use every day.
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conceive of someone or something as someone or something

to think of someone as being someone else; to think of something as being something else. I can't conceive of you as a pilot. I can conceive of this grassy spot as a very interesting setting for a cottage.
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For applications requiring fast access, using multiple partitions can enable a configuration that supports midpoint loading, a technique where the tape is started at the middle of the cartridge--the maximum distance for a data search is, conceivably, half the length of the tape.
This could conceivably overcome the problem inherent with retrieving information beyond the event horizon without using faster-than-light technology.
Conceivably drills at a remote mine could be run from an operator in Montreal and scoop trains from Toronto with controls transferred to another centre in Tokyo and Paris to ensure round-the-clock operations.
For this show Palomino erected Casa II (all works 2001), one of the largest and conceivably the last of his houses.
We've always adhered to a philosophy that you've got to walk before you can run -- and we can conceivably now set our sights on working to achieve sales in excess of $100,000 by year end 2006.
We could have lost conceivably another 90 deputy sheriffs over the next two years without this settlement.
A forest products company could conceivably request data from NASA, or a private satellite company, buy the information and download it.
Because rhinoviruses and white blood, cells attach to different parts of the receptor, potential therapies would conceivably block the action of the virus without harming the normal function of the receptor, he adds.
And yet, like Frank Stella's early '60s series of notch paintings, which generate a system that could be repeated indefinitely, more units could conceivably be added to Smog in all directions.
You can prevent them in the first place, and conceivably give your home a better chance of surviving an earthquake," concludes James.
He conceivably could take a pay cut, because he makes almost $500,000 at USC.
Finally, a tightly orbiting planet could conceivably drive gas flows on the star's surface.
There's no sense in waiting until you get termites to get rid of them, when you can prevent them in the first place, and conceivably raise the value of your home in the process.
The possible shift could conceivably begin with the first film Emeryville-based Pixar makes after its distribution deal with The Walt Disney Co.
While researchers can conceivably develop therapeutic agents that block HIV's interaction with fusin, says Berger, a more immediate impact of fusin's discovery may be to help researchers understand why some people resist HIV infection and why some HIV-infected people do not develop AIDS.