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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)

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 "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."