conceive

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kənˈsiːv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kənˈsiv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kən sēv)


Inflections of 'conceive' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
conceives
v 3rd person singular
conceiving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
conceived
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
conceived
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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conceive

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. cannot conceive (a child)
  2. are unable to conceive (a child)
  3. are trying to conceive (a child)
  4. the [baby, child] was conceived in [January]
  5. underwent treatment to conceive
  6. was conceived using fertility treatment
  7. the [project, idea] was [originally, first] conceived in [1954]
  8. (originally) conceived in [1954], the project was...
  9. the [project] was (originally) conceived by...
  10. the project was conceived to [create, facilitate, improve, provide]
  11. I can't conceive [why, how, what] you would...
  12. it's difficult to conceive [why]
  13. I find it difficult to conceive [why]
  14. can't conceive of such [events, reactions]
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