preconceive

[pree-kuhn-seev]
verb (used with object), preconceived, preconceiving.
to form a conception or opinion of beforehand, as before seeing evidence or as a result of previously held prejudice.

Origin:
1570–80; pre- + conceive

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preconceive (ˌpriːkənˈsiːv)
 
vb
(tr) to form an idea of beforehand; conceive of ahead in time

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preconceive
1580, from pre- + conceive (q.v.). Related: Preconceived.
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When you preconceive an answer to a question before the question is completed you weren't listening.
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