Definition of Conceive of
1. Verb. Form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case. "Did he conceive of his major works over a short period of time?"; "Can you conceive of him as the president?"
Generic synonyms: Create By Mental Act, Create Mentally
Specialized synonyms: Envision, Fancy, Figure, Image, Picture, Project, See, Visualise, Visualize, Visualise, Visualize, Envision, Foresee, Fantasise, Fantasize, Prefigure, Think, Fantasise, Fantasize, Fantasy, Daydream, Dream, Stargaze, Woolgather
Derivative terms: Idea, Ideation, Imagination, Imagination, Imaginative
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Literary usage of Conceive of
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... though between God and man they conceive of mediating spirits. Moses was the greatest of the prophets, whose law is holy. The cultus on Gerizim they ..."
2. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States by United States Dept. of State, Francis Wharton, John Bassett Moore (1889)
"serve no canse whatever that I can conceive of, unless it be that of t ho Dnke of Brunswick, and in the end it will appear that even he is not served by it. ..."
3. Systematic Theology: A Compendium and Commonplace-book Designed for the Use by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1907)
"We are to conceive of it rather after the analogy of our own ideas and volitions, and as a manifestation of spirit. Creation is not simply the thought of ..."
4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"... an examination of the latter case shows that LRA1915C. is difficult to conceive of any instrumental ity which would be covered by the term "ways" which ..."
5. The Theory of Toleration Under the Later Stuarts by Alexander Adam Seaton (1911)
"... to conceive of it as good, but also a considerable amount of insight was required to see that it did not involve the fall of the established Church. ..."
6. The Contemporary Review (1866)
"Now, we have no evidence, nor are we able to conceive, of the external world as limited ; consequently we are not able to conceive, of the world-eject as ..."