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conceive

 [kon-sēv´]
1. to become pregnant.
2. take in, grasp, or form in the mind.

conceive

(kon-sēv),
To become pregnant, i.e., to achieve implantation of the blastocyst, ideally in the endometrium.

conceive

(kən-sēv′)
v.
1. To become pregnant.
2. To apprehend mentally; understand.
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For so much was then subject to demonstration, that the globe of the earth had great parts beyond the Atlantic, which mought be probably conceived not to be all sea: and adding thereto the tradition in Plato's Timaeus, and his Atlanticus, it mought encourage one to turn it to a prediction.
.testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated.
This acquiescence in Mrs Blifil was considered by the neighbours, and by the family, as a mark of her condescension to her brother's humour, and she was imagined by all others, as well as Thwackum and Square, to hate the foundling in her heart; nay, the more civility she showed him, the more they conceived she detested him, and the surer schemes she was laying for his ruin: for as they thought it her interest to hate him, it was very difficult for her to persuade them she did not.
She was so desirous of often seeing him, and discovered such satisfaction and delight in his company, that before he was eighteen years old he was become a rival to both Square and Thwackum; and what is worse, the whole country began to talk as loudly of her inclination to Tom, as they had before done of that which she had shown to Square: on which account the philosopher conceived the most implacable hatred for our poor heroe.
It is depressing to see so really noble a character as Catherine soured, as we feel, and lowered, as time goes on, from the happy resignation of the first volume (in which solemn, beautiful, and entire, and so very real, she is like a poem of Wordsworth) down to the mere passivity of the third volume, and the closing scene of Robert Elsmere's days, very exquisitely as this episode of unbelieving yet saintly biography has been conceived and executed.
The book passes indeed, successively, through distinct, broadly conceived phases of scenery, which, becoming veritable parts of its texture, take hold on the reader, as if in an actual sojourn in the places described.
But however it came about he had conceived the idea that I was an outcast for a reason similar to his own, and I let his mistake pass, it seemed to matter so little and to draw us together so naturally.
Or, previously, a bank that was robbed; the Federal Administration building in Karlsruhe, against which RAF (Red Army Faction) terrorists planned an attack; apartments in which assassinations and robberies have been conceived. Soberly compiled documentation is mixed in their work with invented reports and photographs, blurring the boundary between the real and the imagined.
An increasing number of homosexual men and women in the United States raise children, whether as a result of artificial insemination, adoption, or winning custody of youngsters conceived during previous heterosexual relationships.
Washington, May 06 (ANI): A study has found that children who are conceived during winter have significantly greater risk of autism.
Children conceived through in vitro fertilization are generally as healthy and well adjusted as the general population, according to a study published in Fertility and Sterility.
Fritz Sundermeier, a visionary educationalist who had run schools in Tehran and Tokyo, conceived the idea of a multicultural ecological school as a catalyst for redevelopment.