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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·ceive v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conceived p. pr. & vb. n. Conceiving.]
 1. To receive into the womb and begin to breed; to begin the formation of the embryo of.
    She hath also conceived a son in her old age.   --Luke i. 36.
 2. To form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to generate; to originate; as, to conceive a purpose, plan, hope.
    It was among the ruins of the Capitol that I first conceived the idea of a work which has amused and exercised near twenty years of my life.   --Gibbon.
    Conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.   --Is. lix. 13.
 3. To apprehend by reason or imagination; to take into the mind; to know; to imagine; to comprehend; to understand. “I conceive you.”
 O horror, horror, horror! Tongue nor heart
 Cannot conceive nor name thee!   --Shak.
    You will hardly conceive him to have been bred in the same climate.   --Swift.
 Syn: -- To apprehend; imagine; suppose; understand; comprehend; believe; think.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : formed in the mind [syn: formed]