Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb conceive

3 senses of conceive

Sense 1
gestate, conceive, conceptualize, conceptualise -- (have the idea for; "He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients"; "This library was well conceived")
       => create by mental act, create mentally -- (create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands)

Sense 2
think, believe, consider, conceive -- (judge or regard; look upon; judge; "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")
       => evaluate, pass judgment, judge -- (form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people")

Sense 3
conceive -- (become pregnant; undergo conception; "She cannot conceive"; "My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

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