Definitions: (verb) A woman conceives a baby when she becomes pregnant. (verb) Someone conceives of an idea when they think of an idea for the first time, an idea that belongs only to them. (verb) If you can conceive of a certain situation, you can imagine it.
Examples: (verb) The baby was conceived on holiday when we went to Niagara Falls. (verb) The invention was conceived by a man named Wilfred James. (verb) The organisation first conceived of the idea of building a deep well near the village last year. (verb) It is difficult to conceive of a world without these beautiful animals. (verb) Can you conceive what life would have been like 1000 years ago?
Synonyms: verbs: understand, believe, visualize. create, design, realise.
Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 10 C