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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Conceive \Con*ceive"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conceived}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Conceiving}.] [OF. conzoivre, concever, conceveir, F.
      concevoir, fr. L. oncipere to take, to conceive; con- +
      capere to seize or take. See {Capable}, and cf.
      {Conception}.]
      1. To receive into the womb and begin to breed; to begin the
            formation of the embryo of.
  
                     She hath also conceived a son in her old age. --Luke
                                                                              i. 36.
  
      2. To form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to generate; to
            originate; as, to conceive a purpose, plan, hope.
  
                     It was among the ruins of the Capitol that I first
                     conceived the idea of a work which has amused and
                     exercised near twenty years of my life. --Gibbon.
  
                     Conceiving and uttering from the heart words of
                     falsehood.                                          --Is. lix. 13.
  
      3. To apprehend by reason or imagination; to take into the
            mind; to know; to imagine; to comprehend; to understand.
            [bd]I conceive you.[b8] --Hawthorne.
  
                     O horror, horror, horror! Tongue nor heart Cannot
                     conceive nor name thee!                     --Shak.
  
                     You will hardly conceive him to have been bred in
                     the same climate.                              --Swift.
  
      Syn: To apprehend; imagine; suppose; understand; comprehend;
               believe; think.
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