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conceive

[ kuhn-seev ]
/ k蓹n藞siv /
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verb (used with object), con路ceived, con路ceiv路ing.
verb (used without object), con路ceived, con路ceiv路ing.
to form an idea; think (usually followed by of).
to become pregnant.
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Origin of conceive

First recorded in 1250鈥1300; Middle English from Anglo-French, Old French conceivre, from Latin concipere 鈥渢o take fully, take in,鈥 equivalent to con- con- + -cipere, combining form of capere 鈥渢o take鈥

synonym study for conceive

2, 10. See imagine.

OTHER WORDS FROM conceive

con路ceiv路er, nounnon路con路ceiv路ing, noun, adjectivere路con路ceive, verb, re路con路ceived, re路con路ceiving.
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British Dictionary definitions for conceive

conceive
/ (k蓹n藞si藧v) /

verb
(when intr, foll by of; when tr, often takes a clause as object) to have an idea (of); imagine; think
(tr; takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to hold as an opinion; believe
(tr) to develop or form, esp in the mindshe conceived a passion for music
to become pregnant with (young)
(tr) rare to express in words

Derived forms of conceive

conceiver, noun

Word Origin for conceive

C13: from Old French conceivre, from Latin concipere to take in, from capere to take
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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