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Synonyms for conception
kənˈsɛp ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concept, conception, construct(noun)

    an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

    Synonyms:
    construct, excogitation, innovation, concept, creation, design, invention

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  2. conception(noun)

    the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon

    Synonyms:
    construct, design, invention, innovation, excogitation, creation, concept

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  3. creation, conception(noun)

    the event that occurred at the beginning of something

    "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"

    Synonyms:
    foundation, world, instauration, design, construct, invention, creative activity, cosmos, creation, concept, excogitation, universe, macrocosm, institution, founding, innovation, initiation, origination, introduction, existence

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  4. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design(noun)

    the creation of something in the mind

    Synonyms:
    intention, foundation, initiation, instauration, design, introduction, construct, designing, figure, creation, plan, excogitation, aim, intent, blueprint, institution, founding, innovation, pattern, invention, origination, concept, purpose

    Antonyms:
    misconception

Wiktionary

  1. conception(noun)

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  2. conception(noun)

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  3. conception(noun)

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  4. conception(noun)

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  5. conception(noun)

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  6. conception(noun)

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  7. conception(noun)

    Antonyms:
    misconception

  8. conception(noun)

    Antonyms:
    misconception

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conception

    An intellectual fancy is a mental image or picture founded upon slight or whimsical association or resemblance; a conceit has less of the picturesque and more of the theoretic than a fancy; a conceit is somewhat aside from the common laws of reasoning, as a fancy is lighter and more airy than the common mode of thought. A conceit or fancy may be wholly unfounded, while a conception always has, or is believed to have, some answering reality. (Compare REASON.) An intellectual fancy or conceit may be pleasing or amusing, but is never worth serious discussion; we speak of a mere fancy, a droll or odd conceit. An emotional or personal fancy is a capricious liking formed with slight reason and no exercise of judgment, and liable to fade as lightly as it was formed. In a broader sense, the fancy signifies the faculty by which fancies or mental images are formed, associated, or combined. Compare synonyms for DREAM; IDEA; IMAGINATION.

    Synonyms:
    belief, caprice, conceit, desire, fancy, humor, idea, image, imagination, inclination, liking, mood, predilection, supposition, vagary, whim

    Antonyms:
    actuality, certainty, fact, reality, truth, verity

    Preposition:
    To have a fancy for or take a fancy to a person or thing.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. conception(n.)

    Synonyms:
    conceiving

  2. conception(n.)

    Synonyms:
    apprehension, IMAGINATION, the mind's eye

  3. conception(n.)

    Synonyms:
    notion, idea, thought, fancy, conceit, impression

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. conception(n)

    Synonyms:
    ideation, imagination, idea, concept, notion, impression

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "conception":

    design, concepción, concept, kwun, idea, designing, notion, vision, pregnancy

How to pronounce conception?

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Indian

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How to use conception in a sentence?

  1. Vern Unsworthtold:

    It just had absolutely no chance of working. He had no conception of what the cave passage was like. The submarine I believe was about 5 feet, 6 inches long, rigid, so it would n’t have gone round corners or round any obstacles, it would n’t have made the first 50 meters into the cave from the dive start point. It was just a PR stunt.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The heart upon which the sense of humanity and the passion has died, that heart is the emptiness of a conception of love, mercy, and fairness of the principles. Indeed, such people are the terrorists, whether in uniform or not, in power or not, who work as the army of evil. The world is under that force.

  3. Mark Erlich:

    In construction, when contractors started reclassifying their workers from employees to independent contractors, it was just a scam to save money, what's different now is it's no longer [ viewed as ] a' scam,' it's [ positioned by the companies ] as beautiful scheme -- a new conception of work in which you are your own boss, have flexibility scheduling -- it is actually seen as desirable.

  4. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    The best laws cannot make a constitution work in spite of morals; morals can turn the worst laws to advantage. That is a commonplace truth, but one to which my studies are always bringing me back. It is the central point in my conception. I see it at the end of all my reflections.

  5. Ron Hood:

    I believe life begins at conception so the goal of House Bill 565 is to, first of all, continue to get the word out that life does begin at conception and move the debate in that direction and to protect unborn Ohioans from being aborted.

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