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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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Extrapolating this to the rest of the children conceived at the clinic it would suggest around 600 of the children were his.
Now a new study, released to mark a conference in Prague this weekend, has shown that there is no health differences between children conceived naturally and those born following through the ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) procedure.
Conceived this way, love is not subject to outrageous fortune.
Our findings are reassuring for clinicians and patients as they suggest that being conceived through IVF does not have any detrimental effects on a child's intelligence or cognitive development," said study's lead author Bradley Van Voorhis.
To investigate the cognitive and behavioral profiles of children conceived using assisted reproductive technology according to sperm origin, Ms.
It was therefore as an interface with the world that Ohanian conceived his one-person exhibition "Nightsnow.
They identified 42,463 infants born alive who were conceived through a total of 136,972 ART procedures, and they analyzed the prevalence of low birth weight (2,500 g or less) and very low birth weight (less than 1,500 g), as well as factors such as the woman's age, number of previous births, type of ART used, whether ART had been used before and cause of infertility.
We're proud to be a part of this tradition that Matt Leaycraft conceived.
The quality of parenting in families with a child conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) or donor insemination (DI) exceeds that observed in well-functioning families with a naturally conceived child, a team of British psychologists reports in the April Child Development.
SAN DIEGO -- New Zealand school-aged children who were conceived using in vitro fertilization were taller and had more favorable lipid profiles than those conceived naturally, a case-control study concluded.
Fritz Sundermeier, a visionary educationalist who had run schools in Tehran and Tokyo, conceived the idea of a multicultural ecological school as a catalyst for redevelopment.
Their air of being after-the-fact externalizations of phantasms conceived in the mind's eye instead of solutions to pictorial problems gives them an authenticity almost indistinguishable from naivete--like a kind of unusually well-schooled folk art.
Among the parents were Marie Ordaz, whose 3 -1/2-year-old daughter Alyssa was conceived after treatment at the center to ensure that her Fallopian tubes - into which eggs are released - were working properly.
After plucking a single cell from an eight-celled embryo conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF), geneticists have successfully determined whether the embryo carries the genetic mutation that causes cystic fibrosis.