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English verb: gestate

1. gestate (creation) have the idea for

SamplesHe conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients.
This library was well conceived.

Synonymsconceive, conceptualise, conceptualize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally

Narrower (hyponym)design, discover, find, preconceive

2. gestate (body) be pregnant with

SamplesShe is bearing his child.
The are expecting another child in January.
I am carrying his child.

Synonymsbear, carry, expect, have a bun in the oven

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bear, birth, deliver, give birth, have


Verb groupbear, birth, deliver, expect, give birth, have

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