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Synonyms for conception
kənˈsɛp ʃəncon·cep·tion

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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.

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

    actuality, certainty, fact, reality, truth, verity

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. concept, conception, constructnoun

    an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

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


  2. conceptionnoun

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

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


  3. creation, conceptionnoun

    the event that occurred at the beginning of something

    "from its creation the plan was doomed to failure"

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


  4. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, designnoun

    the creation of something in the mind

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


Dictionary of English Synonymes

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  2. conceptionnoun

    apprehension, IMAGINATION, the mind's eye

  3. conceptionnoun

    notion, idea, thought, fancy, conceit, impression

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. conceptionnoun

    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

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  1. Judy Weisman:

    Almost everyone, because we are right on the water here, has been out on (the Conception). We all have a personal connection with it, it's just such a horrific notion to think what the people down in the below decks, the people sleeping down there must have gone through.

  2. The Pope:

    A month after conception, the DNA of the fetus is already there and the organs are aligned. There is human life, is it just to eliminate a human life?

  3. Andrea Dworkin:

    In this society, the norm of masculinity is phallic aggression. Male sexuality is, by definition, intensely and rigidly phallic. A man's identity is located in his conception of himself as the possessor of a phallus; a man's worth is located in his pride in phallic identity. The main characteristic of phallic identity is that worth is entirely contingent on the possession of a phallus. Since men have no other criteria for worth, no other notion of identity, those who do not have phalluses are not recognized as fully human.

  4. Morgana Mongraw-Chaffin:

    Obesity during pregnancy is associated with children being born large for gestational age and these children are more at risk for childhood obesity and diabetes later in life, women who are planning pregnancy should aim for a healthy weight prior to conception.

  5. Robert Collier:

    Vision - It reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own.

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