conceive

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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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A few babies from women aged 40 doesn't mean the chances of those over 40 conceiving are any higher.
I really felt a sense of urgency to freeze my eggs once I learned the reality of conceiving a baby at an older age," said Leal.
IF you're longing for a girl, scientists believe you can boost your chances by conceiving in the spring.
Go Easy on the Caffeine - Research has shown that high doses of caffeine, such as more than three cups of coffee or eight cans of soda in a day, can hinder a woman's chance of conceiving.
Likewise, binge drinking for men can also negatively impact the chances for conceiving.
A researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine says a small study shows promise for a nutritional supplement that may help boost fertility in women who have difficulty conceiving.
One in six couples in the United States has trouble conceiving, Westphal said.
Having in mind specific portions of a claimed compound is not the same as conceiving the compound with all of its components.
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.
In addition to conceiving Skalpi, Rabin was closely involved with the research and development of the product, as well as its design.