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conceiveverb

us   /kənˈsiv/
  • conceive verb (IMAGINE)

to bring a thought or idea into being; imagine: [I always + adv/prep] When they talk about billions of dollars, I can’t even conceive of that much money. [+ question word] It’s hard to conceive what the world will be like a hundred years from now.
  • conceive verb (BECOME PREGNANT)

[I/T] fml to become pregnant, or to cause a baby to begin to form
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conceiveverb

uk   /kənˈsiːv/ us   /kənˈsiːv/
  • conceive verb (IMAGINE)

C2 [I or T] to imagine something: I think my uncle still conceives of me as a four-year-old. He couldn't conceive of a time when he would have no job. [+ question word] I can't conceive (= it is too shocking to imagine) how anyone could behave so cruelly. [+ that] I find it hard to conceive (= it is too shocking to imagine) that people are still treated so badly.
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