Meaning of conceive of in English
Definitions1. form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
- « Can you conceive of him as the president? »
- « I think mistakes are the essence of science and law. It's impossible to conceive of either scientific progress or legal progress without understanding the important role of being wrong and of mistakes. » Alan Dershowitz
- « We must conceive of this whole universe as one commonwealth of which both gods and men are members. » Marcus Tullius Cicero
- « It's too bad that one has to conceive of sports as being the only arena where risks are, for all of life is risk exercise. That's the only way to live more freely, and more interestingly. » William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
- « I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy. » Charles Baudelaire
- « The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other. » Alexis de Tocqueville