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Definition of 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

Darkness comes. In the middle of it, the future looks blank. The temptation to quit is huge. Don't. You are in good company... You will argue with yourself that there is no way forward. But with God, nothing is impossible. He has more ropes and ladders and tunnels out of pits than you can conceive. Wait. Pray without ceasing. Hope.
John Piper

One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
Rene Descartes

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Napoleon Hill

I can easily conceive, most Holy Father, that as soon as some people learn that in this book which I have written concerning the revolutions of the heavenly bodies, I ascribe certain motions to the Earth, they will cry out at once that I and my theory should be rejected.
Nicolaus Copernicus

The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.
Alexis de Tocqueville
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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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