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incept

[in-sept]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to take in; ingest.
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Origin of incept

1560–70; < Latin inceptus past participle of incipere to begin, undertake, equivalent to in- in-2 + cep- (combining form of cap- take; see captive) + -tus past participle suffix; sense “take in” by literal translation of prefix and base
Related formsin·cep·tor, noun
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Historical Examples

  • After this he was called to Paris, where he incepted as D.D.

    The Grey Friars in Oxford

    Andrew G. Little

  • He incepted in June or July, 1518, and half his composition was remitted.

  • Having secured a reduction of his composition to 4, he incepted on July 9.

  • Some time after 1245 he became custodian of Oxford; he held the office in 1253 when Thomas of York incepted.


British Dictionary definitions for incepted

incept

verb (tr)
  1. (of organisms) to ingest (food)
  2. British (formerly) to take a master's or doctor's degree at a university
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noun
  1. botany a rudimentary organ
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Derived Formsinceptor, noun

Word Origin

C19: from Latin inceptus begun, attempted, from incipere to begin, take in hand, from in- ² + capere to take
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Word Origin and History for incepted

incept

v.

1560s, from Latin inceptus, past participle of incipere "to begin" (see inception). Related: Incepted.

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