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
Similar spelling:   idiot