to form a conception or opinion of beforehand, as before seeing evidence or as a result of previously held prejudice.
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How to use preconceive in a sentence
Their use cases are far more versatile than the initial assumptions and preconceived notions related to value, with expected compensation ranges to match that versatility based on audience sizes and channel selection.
It was impossible for Harold to preconceive the effect this had on Esther.Felix Holt, The Radical | George Eliot
How little did I preconceive the conduct which, in an exigence like this, I should be prone to adopt.Wieland; or The Transformation | Charles Brockden Brown
British Dictionary definitions for preconceive
(tr) to form an idea of beforehand; conceive of ahead in time
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