Definition and Meanings for conceive

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Conceive is ranked 4,202 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of conceive

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of conceive

of. conzoivre, concever, conceveir, f. concevoir, fr. l. oncipere to take, to conceive; con- + capere to seize or take. see capable, and cf. conception

Meaning of conceive


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to receive into the womb and begin to breed; to begin the formation of the embryo of.
  • to form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to generate; to originate; as, to conceive a purpose, plan, hope.
  • to apprehend by reason or imagination; to take into the mind; to know; to imagine; to comprehend; to understand.

as intransitive verb

  • to have an embryo or fetus formed in the womb; to breed; to become pregnant.
  • to have a conception, idea, or opinion; think; -- with of.
  • No antonyms for conceive

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