Definitions for conceivekənˈsiv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to form (a notion, opinion, purpose, etc.):
He conceived the project while on vacation.
to form a notion or idea of; imagine:
Would you ever have conceived such behavior in public?
to hold as an opinion; think; believe:
I can't conceive that it would be of any use.
to experience or form (a feeling):
to conceive a great love for music.
to become pregnant with.
to begin, originate, or found (something) in a particular way (usu. used in the passive):
a new nation conceived in liberty.
Archaic. to understand; comprehend.
(v.i.)to form an idea; think (usu. fol. by of).
to become pregnant.
Origin of conceive:
1250–1300; ME < AF, OF conceivre < L concipere to take fully, take in =con-con - +-cipere, comb. form of capere to take
gestate, conceive, conceptualize, conceptualise(verb)
have the idea for
"He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients"; "This library was well conceived"
think, believe, consider, conceive(verb)
judge or regard; look upon; judge
"I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"
become pregnant; undergo conception
"She cannot conceive"; "My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to imagine an idea or create a plan; = think of
the first to conceive of the idea of lending books; I couldn't conceive why he would do it.
to become pregnant
***couples who cannot conceive a child
To develop an idea.
To understand someone.
To become pregnant.
Origin: From conceiven, from concevoir, concever, from concipere, from con- + capio. Compare deceive, perceive, receive.
to receive into the womb and begin to breed; to begin the formation of the embryo of
to form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to generate; to originate; as, to conceive a purpose, plan, hope
to apprehend by reason or imagination; to take into the mind; to know; to imagine; to comprehend; to understand
to have an embryo or fetus formed in the womb; to breed; to become pregnant
to have a conception, idea, or opinion; think; -- with of
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'conceive' in Verbs Frequency: #779
Translations for conceive
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to form (an idea etc) in the mind.
- bedink, uitdinkAfrikaans
- يُكَوِّنُ فِكْرَةً في عَقْلِهِArabic
- conceberPortuguese (BR)
- udtænke; finde påDanish
- (mõttes) kavandamaEstonian
- कोई विचार बनानाHindi
- zamisliti, koncipiratiCroatian
- hugsa uppIcelandic
- nodomāt; iecerētLatvian
- finne på, tenke utNorwegian
- pomyśleć, wymyślićPolish
- احساسول: بلار بيدل: فكر كول، پوهيدل، تصور كولPashto
- a concepeRomanian
- zmocniť saSlovak
- zamisliti siSlovenian
- tänka ut, hitta påSwedish
- tasarlamak, kurmakTurkish
- 想出(主意)Chinese (Trad.)
- задумувати; складатиUkrainian
- ذہن میں تصور لاناUrdu
- quan niệmVietnamese
- 构想出（主意）Chinese (Simp.)
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