Form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case(verb)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "conceive of" in a sentence
"Imagining the power that the mysterious, planet-shrinking pyramid must contain…trying to conceive of the energies it would have to harness to pluck a world, intact, from its orbit and hold it in stasis…such thoughts terrified Maleiras to the depths of her being."
"Instead, bin Laden continued to conceive of the United States as his main foe, as he explained in the many audio- and videotapes that he released after 9/11."
"There are millionssoon to be billionsof consumers, voters, and other actors, most obviously millennials, who want something new and different from business, who conceive of business and the flywheel of global capitalism in ways distinctive from their counterparts of the past and indeed in ways different from many boomers today."