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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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