[v] form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?"
create by mental act, create mentally, daydream, dream, envision, fancy, fantasise, fantasize, figure, foresee, image, picture, prefigure, project, see, stargaze, think, visualise, visualize, woolgather
\I*de"ate\, v. t.
1. To form in idea; to fancy. [R.] The ideated man . . . as he stood in the intellect of God. --Sir T. Browne.
2. To apprehend in thought so as to fix and hold in the mind; to memorize. [R.]