1. [ verb ] have the idea for
Synonyms: conceptualise ideate gestate conceptualize

"He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients" "This library was well conceived"

Related terms: create_by_mental_act discover visualise design fantasise preconceive concept conceptualization conceptualization originator gestation
2. [ verb ] judge or regard; look upon; judge
Synonyms: think believe consider

"I think he is very smart" "I believe her to be very smart" "I think that he is her boyfriend" "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"

Related terms: judge see hold feel impute think_of tend rethink think suspect idea consideration
3. [ verb ] (sexuality) become pregnant; undergo conception

"She cannot conceive" "My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day"

Related terms: change_state superfetate copulate
Similar spelling:   conceiver