—v.t. 1. to form (a notion, opinion, purpose, etc.): He conceived the project while he was on vacation. 2. to form a notion or idea of; imagine.
3. to hold as an opinion; think; believe: I can't conceive that it would be of any use. 4. to experience or form (a feeling): to conceive a great love for music. 5. to express, as in words.
6. to become pregnant with.
7. to beget.
8. to begin, originate, or found (something) in a particular way (usually used in the passive): a new nation conceived in liberty. 9. Archaic.to understand; comprehend.
—v.i. 1. to form an idea; think (usually fol. by of).
2. to become pregnant.