What does conceive mean?

Definitions for conceive
kənˈsivcon·ceive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gestate, conceive, conceptualize, conceptualiseverb

    have the idea for

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

  2. think, believe, consider, conceiveverb

    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. conceiveverb

    become pregnant; undergo conception

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

Wiktionary

  1. conceiveverb

    To develop an idea.

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

  2. conceiveverb

    To understand someone.

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

  3. conceiveverb

    To become pregnant.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conceiveverb

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

  2. Conceiveverb

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

  3. Conceiveverb

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

  4. Conceiveverb

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

  5. Conceiveverb

    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

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

How to pronounce conceive?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Natacha Alpert:

    People can’t conceive of it now, but people maybe couldn’t have imagined there would be a job at Instagram 10 years ago, there are jobs and new ways of doing things that we can’t quite get a grasp on, but they will exist.

  2. Deborah Lupton:

    Once women do this for a while, they should get a good sense of where in their cycle they ovulate, these apps and software tools are not likely to be effective for women who either are trying to conceive or using these tools to avoid conception.

  3. Walt Disney:

    Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive.

  4. Renee Wellenstein:

    [ The ] libido is down and menstrual cycles may be off, it may not be possible to conceive due to this.

  5. Alfred Sommer:

    To most people, especially ophthalmologists, common sense would suggest that there is little harm in simply measuring the vision at a distance during a patient’s routine visit to their primary care physician, nor can one conceive how that might prove harmful.

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