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Definition of "conceive" []

  • To become pregnant with (offspring). (verb-transitive)
  • To form or develop in the mind; devise: conceive a plan to increase profits. (verb-transitive)
  • To apprehend mentally; understand: couldn't conceive the meaning of that sentence. (verb-transitive)
  • To be of the opinion that; think: didn't conceive such a tragedy could occur. (verb-transitive)
  • To begin or originate in a specific way: a political movement conceived in the ferment of the 1960s. (verb-transitive)
  • To have an idea (of); imagine; think (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To hold as an opinion; believe (verb)
  • To develop or form, esp in the mind (verb)
  • To become pregnant with (young) (verb)
  • To express in words (verb)

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Use "conceive" in a sentence
  • ""Therefore, as a precautionary measure, our advice to pregnant women and women trying to conceive is to avoid alcohol.""
  • "And what do you conceive is the “just reward []” for giving a cop the middle finger?"
  • "Stick with the current recommendations for Folic Acid intake, which in pregnancy and in women trying to conceive is 400 ug daily."