conceive of (someone or something)

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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

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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To my mind it would be hard to conceive of one less appropriate for a ship associated with the capital city of Wales.
Asked if he could make a decision even if it were adverse to General Motors, Wilson said, "I cannot conceive of one, because for years I thought what was good for our country was good for General Motors and vice versa.