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conceive

[kuh n-seev] /kənˈsiv/
verb (used with object), conceived, conceiving.
1.
to form (a notion, opinion, purpose, etc.):
He conceived the project while he was on vacation.
2.
to form a notion or idea of; imagine.
3.
to hold as an opinion; think; believe:
I can't conceive that it would be of any use.
4.
to experience or form (a feeling):
to conceive a great love for music.
5.
to express, as in words.
6.
to become pregnant with.
7.
to beget.
8.
to begin, originate, or found (something) in a particular way (usually used in the passive):
a new nation conceived in liberty.
9.
Archaic. to understand; comprehend.
verb (used without object), conceived, conceiving.
10.
to form an idea; think (usually followed by of).
11.
to become pregnant.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French conceivre < Latin concipere to take fully, take in, equivalent to con- con- + -cipere, combining form of capere to take
Related forms
conceiver, noun
nonconceiving, noun, adjective
reconceive, verb, reconceived, reconceiving.
unconceived, adjective
well-conceived, adjective
Synonyms
2, 8. See imagine.
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British Dictionary definitions for wellconceived

conceive

/kənˈsiːv/
verb
1.
when intr, foll by of; when tr, often takes a clause as object. to have an idea (of); imagine; think
2.
(transitive; takes a clause as object or an infinitive) to hold as an opinion; believe
3.
(transitive) to develop or form, esp in the mind: she conceived a passion for music
4.
to become pregnant with (young)
5.
(transitive) (rare) to express in words
Derived Forms
conceiver, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French conceivre, from Latin concipere to take in, from capere to take
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Word Origin and History for wellconceived

conceive

v.

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.

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wellconceived in Medicine

conceive con·ceive (kən-sēv')
v. con·ceived, con·ceiv·ing, con·ceives

  1. To become pregnant.

  2. To apprehend mentally; to understand.

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