conceive

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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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Sir Mulberry, conceiving that he had silenced him effectually, could not suppress his triumph, or forbear from following up what he conceived to be his advantage.
Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows.
He was a lucid Southerner, incapable of conceiving himself as anything but a Catholic or an atheist; and new religions of a bright and pallid sort were not much in his line.
Let them [the realists] try the experiment of conceiving perceptions as pure natural events, not cases of awareness or apprehension, and they will be surprised to see how little they miss.
I then thought that my father would be unjust if he ascribed my neglect to vice or faultiness on my part, but I am now convinced that he was justified in conceiving that I should not be altogether free from blame.
com) is the only company focused solely on conceiving, shaping and shipping technologically advanced, strategically driven and customized Internet solutions that shape e-business success.
Doctors say the chances of conceiving quintuplets naturally is about one in 55 million.
This means every woman's chances of conceiving dwindle steeply over 40.
Seventy-one percent of respondents were trying to avoid conceiving, 6% were trying to get pregnant and 23% were okay either way.
A MUM-TO-BE has told of her shock at conceiving while already pregnant.
That's what Emily Holtel-Hoag of Cleveland initially thought when she and her husband, Mike, had difficulty conceiving when trying for their second child.
The truth: While many fall pregnant without difficulty, one-in-six couples in the UK may face issues conceiving.
Conceiving with the help of infertility treatments can double the risk of adverse birth outcomes including stillbirth, low birth weight, preterm birth and neonatal death, a new study says.
There was no plausible explanation why I wasn't conceiving until I came here in 2011," says Rashid.