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Definition of Conceive

Conceive

  1. To receive into the womb and begin to breed; to begin the formation of the embryo of.
  2. To form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to generate; to originate; as, to conceive a purpose, plan, hope.
  3. To apprehend by reason or imagination; to take into the mind; to know; to imagine; to comprehend; to understand.
  4. To have an embryo or fetus formed in the womb; to breed; to become pregnant.
  5. To have a conception, idea, or opinion; think; -- with of.

Conceive Quotations

I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders.
Nelson Mandela

We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from... Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.
William Shakespeare

I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.
Benjamin Franklin

A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants.
Plato

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.
Walt Disney
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Conceive Translations

conceive in Dutch is in verwachting raken, zwanger raken
conceive in German is ersinnen, ausdenken, begreifen
conceive in Latin is imbibo, fingo-finxi-fictum
conceive in Spanish is concebir

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