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Synonyms of 'conceive'

(verb) 
Definition
to consider in a certain way
We now cannot conceive of a world without electricity.
Synonyms
imagine
I imagine you're referring to me.
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envisage
I can't envisage being married to someone like him.
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comprehend
I just cannot comprehend your attitude.
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visualize
He could not visualize her as a child.
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think
I think he'll do a great job for us.
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believe
I believe you have something of mine.
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suppose
Where do you suppose he's got to?
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fancy
She fancied he was trying to hide a smile.
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apprehend
Only now can I begin to apprehend the power of these forces.
(verb) 
Definition
to form in the mind
I began to conceive a plan of attack.
Synonyms
think up
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form
She rapidly formed a plan.
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produce
So far he has produced only one composition he deems suitable for performance.
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create
He's creating a whole new language of painting.
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develop
Several countries developed nuclear weapons secretly.
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design
We may be able to design a course to suit your particular needs.
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project
His projected visit to Washington had to be postponed.
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devise
We devised a scheme to help him.
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formulate
He formulated his plan for escape.
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contrive
The oil companies were accused of contriving a shortage of gasoline to justify price increases.
(verb) 
Definition
to become pregnant
women who plan to conceive when they are older
Synonyms
become pregnant
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get pregnant
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become impregnated

Additional synonyms

in the sense of apprehend
Definition
to grasp (something) mentally
Only now can I begin to apprehend the power of these forces.
Synonyms
in the sense of believe
Definition
to think, assume, or suppose
I believe you have something of mine.
in the sense of comprehend
Definition
to understand
I just cannot comprehend your attitude.
Synonyms
see,
take in,
make out,
see the light,
get the hang of (informal),
get the picture,

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