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Definition of "preconceive" []

  • To form (an opinion, for example) before possessing full or adequate knowledge or experience. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "preconceive" in a sentence
  • "The algorithms which run our lives, the websites which sell us stuff even when we don't know it, which track our supposed wants and desires...they cannot yet track and preconceive our intuition...and that, along with feeling and not simply thinking, will be humanity's saving grace."
  • "They refuse to preconceive what matters and what doesn't."
  • "If somebody listened to Senator Obama just there in Candy's piece in earlier today, and heard him drop those hints, somebody whose strong on the economy, somebody who is willing to challenge me, stand up to me fight against my preconceive notions."