When they could not conceive, they went to the adoption board.
When attempting in-vitro fertilization with their own eggs, 85 percent of women in their forties fail to conceive.
It is hard to conceive of this still going on, but my obligation was to getting the truth out there—again, so the world will know.
She then proceeds to the economy and devastates all the people who were unable to conceive a crash might be possible.
It was hard to conceive of them as individuals before, as ordinary human beings.
But they too, I conceive, can "multiply examples" for their side.
What her struggle is to be in life I cannot conceive, for not a morbid tendency is to be discerned.
I cannot conceive how he made such a mistake, for I said nothing of the kind.
I am an altered man, Margaret—you cannot conceive how altered since I began to know you.
The best, the very best I can conceive is what I must give to Marise.
late 13c., conceiven, "take (seed) into the womb, become pregnant," from stem of Old French conceveir (Modern French concevoir), from Latin concipere (past participle conceptus) "to take in and hold; become pregnant," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + comb. form of capere "to take," from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (see capable). Meaning "take into the mind" is from mid-14c., a figurative sense also found in the Old French and Latin words. Related: Conceived; conceiving.
conceive con·ceive (kən-sēv')
v. con·ceived, con·ceiv·ing, con·ceives
To become pregnant.
To apprehend mentally; to understand.