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

2 senses of gestate

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
have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expect -- (be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child")
       => give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have -- (cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!")

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