According to Oxford Dictionary:
Form a mental representation of; imagine:
without society an individual cannot be conceived as having rights
we could not conceive of such things happening to us
and one of the example sentence given just below this definition is:
At its best, his show celebrates the capacity of our imagination to conceive of, then rationalise, the ridiculous.
So What does this sentence mean?
What is the difference between the word imagination and conceive of?( there must a subtle difference)