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English definition of “conceive”

conceive

verb [T] (INVENT)    /kənˈsiːv/
C2 to invent a plan or an idea: He conceived the plot for this film while he was still a student. The exhibition was conceived by the museum's director. → See also conceptImagining and conceiving
(Definition of conceive verb (INVENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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