HyperDic: conceive_of

English > 1 sense of the expression conceive of:
VERBcreationconceive of, imagine, ideate, envisageform a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
English > conceive of: 1 sense > verb 1, creation
Meaningform a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"Can you conceive of him as the president?"
Synonymsimagine, ideate, envisage
Narrowerdream, daydream, woolgather, stargazeHave a daydream
envision, foreseepicture to oneself
fantasize, fantasisePortray in the mind
fantasy, fantasize, fantasiseindulge in fantasies
prefigureimagine or consider beforehand
thinkimagine or visualize / visualize
visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, imageimagine
visualize, visualiseform a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract
Broadercreate by mental act, create mentallyCreate mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
Spanishconcebir, imaginar, pensar, prever
Catalanafigurar-se, concebre, imaginar-se, imaginar

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