conceive

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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.
References in classic literature ?
For, in the first place even the principle which I have already taken as a rule, viz., that all the things which we clearly and distinctly conceive are true, is certain only because God is or exists and because he is a Perfect Being, and because all that we possess is derived from him: whence it follows that our ideas or notions, which to the extent of their clearness and distinctness are real, and proceed from God, must to that extent be true.
No one can conceive the variety of feelings which bore me onwards, like a hurricane, in the first enthusiasm of success.
He could not conceive their maniacal desires to cross the streets.
My gentleness and good behaviour had gained so far on the emperor and his court, and indeed upon the army and people in general, that I began to conceive hopes of getting my liberty in a short time.
I am trying to conceive what were the thoughts of the young husband on the other side of the street.