What does conceive mean?

Definitions for conceive
kənˈsivcon·ceive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gestate, conceive, conceptualize, conceptualise(verb)

    have the idea for

    "He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients"; "This library was well conceived"

  2. 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"

  3. conceive(verb)

    become pregnant; undergo conception

    "She cannot conceive"; "My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day"

Wiktionary

  1. conceive(Verb)

    To develop an idea.

    Etymology: From conceiven, from concevoir, concever, from concipere, from con- + capio. Compare deceive, perceive, receive.

  2. conceive(Verb)

    To understand someone.

    Etymology: From conceiven, from concevoir, concever, from concipere, from con- + capio. Compare deceive, perceive, receive.

  3. conceive(Verb)

    To become pregnant.

    Etymology: From conceiven, from concevoir, concever, from concipere, from con- + capio. Compare deceive, perceive, receive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conceive(verb)

    to receive into the womb and begin to breed; to begin the formation of the embryo of

  2. Conceive(verb)

    to form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to generate; to originate; as, to conceive a purpose, plan, hope

  3. Conceive(verb)

    to apprehend by reason or imagination; to take into the mind; to know; to imagine; to comprehend; to understand

  4. Conceive(verb)

    to have an embryo or fetus formed in the womb; to breed; to become pregnant

  5. Conceive(verb)

    to have a conception, idea, or opinion; think; -- with of

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conceive

    kon-sēv′, v.t. to receive into and form in the womb: to form in the mind: to imagine or think: to understand: to express.—v.i. to become pregnant: to think.—ns. Conceivabil′ity, Conceiv′ableness.—adj. Conceiv′able, that may be conceived, understood, or believed.—adv. Conceiv′ably.—adj. Conceived′, imagined, thought. [O. Fr. concever—L. concipĕre, conceptum, from con, and capĕre, to take.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conceive' in Verbs Frequency: #779

How to pronounce conceive?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say conceive in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conceive in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conceive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of conceive in a Sentence

  1. Cameron Heron:

    It was so traumatic. She doesnt remember much, which, in a way, Im thankful for as it was so distressing for her. As medics sprang into action, working around the clock to save Heron, her motherbecame terrified she would not make it. The day after she was admitted to the hospital, it looked as if her worst fears would be realized when Heron suddenly stopped breathing. Her throat had swollen so much that she couldnt breathe, it was horrendous to watch. She was throwing up all this blood and skin. I really thought she was going to die. While doctors managed to stabilize Heron, the condition continued to ravage her body, leaving the skin on her face, chest, back, and arms so burnt that it fell away. Her lips also swelled to the point where they burst and her mouth became covered in painful ulcers. Doctors told us it was one of the worst cases they had ever seen, Carmen Heron said. Danika was barely conscious most of the time, and had this button to press to get pain relief when it became too much. Her organs were failing and she had so much internal scarring. She was being burnt from the inside out. Her entire body was bandaged, and when the dressings were removed, her skin came away too. Finally, after three weeks, Heron slowly began to rally and was discharged six days later. But, her journey was far from over, as she was left with side-effects such as the loss of her hair and nails. Her skin is still healing to this day and she also needs hearing aids as the insides of her ears are so scarred. As well as the physical fallout, she is also fighting the emotional legacy of SJS, having suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Were still dealing with SJS - it didnt stop when we left hospital, Carmen Heron said. Danika will have days where she feels incredibly low and struggles with flashbacks of being in hospital. Thankfully, if she feels that way, she will phone us right away. We have found that, as a family, its good to talk rather than bottle everything up, however difficult those memories might be. Another side-effect of Heronsordeal was the warning by doctors that, due to the amount of internal scarring she had sustained, it was unlikely she would ever conceive. According to the U.S. Library of National Medicine, SJS and TEN often cause the tissue around the mucous membranes which line various cavities in the body, including the eyes, ears, mouth, vagina, and urethra, as well as covering the organs to die. As a result, women can experience vaginal lesions that lead to painful intercourse, difficulty conceiving, and even infertility. The doctors said they could refer her to a gynecologist to run some tests, but she never went I think she didnt want to hear the answers, Carmen Heron said. But, in December 2018, the Heron family received some news they thought they would never hear. Danika rang me crying. I immediately panicked and said, Whats wrong ?

  2. Steve Martin:

    My first instinct was, 'Of course not.' And I thought about it overnight and I thought, 'You know, that's an interesting proposition,' he's the only artist I could conceive of curating because his masterpieces, all in Canada, are known, they're unknown in America and I happen to have a love of him.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it.

  4. Osho, My Way: The Way of The White Clouds:

    Your existence is so tiny.You cannot fight,you cannot conquer. It is impossible to conceive how an individual unit can conquer the whole.And if the whole is purposeless and you are with purpose,you are going to be defeated.

  5. Robert Millikan:

    I conceive the essential task of religion to be to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind.

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