When attempting in-vitro fertilization with their own eggs, 85 percent of women in their forties fail to conceive.
It is hard to conceive of this still going on, but my obligation was to getting the truth out there—again, so the world will know.
She then proceeds to the economy and devastates all the people who were unable to conceive a crash might be possible.
There is a tendency to conceive of the Allied landings on D-Day as a single event, but in fact it was just the first step.
“The issue was how to conceive what the show was going to look and feel like,” says McKenzie.
But they too, I conceive, can "multiply examples" for their side.
All loveliness, all grace, all majesty are there; but we cannot see, cannot conceive—come away!
I cannot conceive how he made such a mistake, for I said nothing of the kind.
She could not conceive how it could affect her position, for instance.
The best, the very best I can conceive is what I must give to Marise.
late 13c., conceiven, "take (seed) into the womb, become pregnant," from stem of Old French conceveir (Modern French concevoir), from Latin concipere (past participle conceptus) "to take in and hold; become pregnant," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + comb. form of capere "to take," from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (see capable). Meaning "take into the mind" is from mid-14c., a figurative sense also found in the Old French and Latin words. Related: Conceived; conceiving.
conceive con·ceive (kən-sēv')
v. con·ceived, con·ceiv·ing, con·ceives
To become pregnant.
To apprehend mentally; to understand.