|1.||[ verb ] form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case|
|Synonyms:||imagine conceive_of envisage|
"Can you conceive of him as the president?"
|Related terms:||create_by_mental_act visualize dream think envision fantasize fantasise fantasize visualise prefigure idea imagination|
|2.||[ verb ] have the idea for|
|Synonyms:||conceive gestate conceptualise 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|