conceive (v.) Old form(s): conceiue, conceiv'd, conceyue
understand, comprehend, follow
2H4 II.ii.108[Poins to Prince Henry] 'How comes that?' says he that takes upon him not to conceive
AC II.iv.6[Maecenas to Lepidus] We shall, / As I conceive the journey, be at th'Mount / Before you
AYL I.ii.256[Le Beau to Orlando, of Duke Frederick] what he is, indeed, / More suits you to conceive than I to speak of
KL I.i.11[Kent to Gloucester] I cannot conceive you [pun: 12; 'make pregnant' ]
KL IV.ii.24[Gonerill to Edmund] Conceive [i.e. imagine what this implies]
MM II.iv.141[Angelo to Isabella] Plainly conceive, I love you
MND IV.i.210[Bottom alone] man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart report what my dream was!
MW I.i.226[Shallow to Slender] conceive me ... sweet coz
RJ II.iv.48[Mercutio to Romeo] Can you not conceive?
Tem IV.i.50.2[Ariel to Prospero] I conceive
Tim III.vi.65[Sempronius to other Lords] I do conceive
TNK I.ii.48[Palamon to Arcite] by mine own [speech] / I may be reasonably conceived
TS I.ii.268[Hortensio to Tranio as Lucentio, of the situation] well you do conceive
TS V.ii.22[Widow to Katherina, of Petruchio] Thus I conceive by him [i.e. that is how I think of him]
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