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English verb: conceive

1. conceive (creation) have the idea for

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

ExamplesDid he conceive his major works over a short period of time?

Synonymsconceptualise, conceptualize, gestate

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

Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally

Narrower (hyponym)design, discover, find, preconceive

2. conceive (cognition) judge or regard; look upon; judge

SamplesI think he is very smart.
I believe her to be very smart.
I think that he is her boyfriend.
The racist conceives such people to be inferior.

Synonymsbelieve, consider, think

Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Narrower (hyponym)consider, esteem, feel, hold, look on, look upon, reckon, regard, regard as, repute, rethink, see, take to be, think, think of, view

3. conceive (body) become pregnant; undergo conception

SamplesShe cannot conceive.
My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day.

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

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Narrower (hyponym)superfetate

Entailcopulate, couple, mate, pair

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