Definition of 'conceive'
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And guess where many of his ideas are conceived? Times, Sunday Times (2016)One in eight women have difficulty conceiving in the first year of trying. The Sun (2016)The idea was conceived there and then. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He had conceived a plan on a national scale and he intended to see it through. DEVASTATING EDEN: The Search for Utopia in America (2004)Or perhaps our difficulty in conceiving leads us into foster care. Christianity Today (2000)Daughters of older mums are likely to have difficulty conceiving only as they themselves get older. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Could my difficulty conceiving be caused by the cyst? The Sun (2013)About one in six couples has difficulty conceiving. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)When she conceived the idea of publishing them she borrowed the letters back and made exact copies to take to publishers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Neither are you infertile, as you have already conceived twice in the last two years. The Sun (2013)It's a sad fact of life that one in six couples will have difficulty conceiving. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If both women plan to conceive, they will have to decide which of them will go first. The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)They also recommend that you stop taking the pill or using the copper coil at least four to six months before planning to conceive. Alternative Health Care for Children (1989)He applied for it because he had conceived the idea that his going home as a married man might be a good thing for him. Emily Fox-Seton (1901)It is intriguing to know how Peel conceived such an idea and then summoned the determination to deliver on it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He is said to have first conceived the basic idea for the story in 1957 while surveying the guests on a lawn at a society wedding. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was ill conceived and poorly planned, above all because the Allies had little knowledge of the terrain. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But 300 years ago women having difficulty conceiving were advised to drink the spit from a hare's mouth. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The plans were conceived in haste by politicians trying to look tough in the wake of the banking crisis, in which hedge funds played virtually no role. Times, Sunday Times (2009)No doubt it would have been better off there, but once conceived, the idea of the melodrama had overpowered both men. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (2005)Still, only once you've undertaken them will you realise just how much circumstances have changed since you first conceived those plans. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He faced a military dilemma because in the years since the plan was conceived, Russia had modernised more rapidly than anyone thought possible. The Sun (2014)
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British English: conceive VERB
to conceive of sth ¦ to be incapable of doing sth If you cannot conceive of something, you cannot imagine it or believe it.
I just can't even conceive of that quantity of money.
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