- vt. 怀孕；构思；以为；持有
- vi. 怀孕；设想；考虑
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1、con- + -ceiv- + -e.
2、含义：take (seed) into the womb, become pregnant, take into the mind.
3. conceive vt.设想，构想出(主意，计划等)
con-, 强调。-ceive, 词源同cap, 抓住，理解，词源同capable. 指形成思想和概念的。
- conceive:  Conceive is one of a number of English words (deceive, perceive, and receive are others) whose immediate source is the Old French morpheme -ceiv-. This goes back ultimately to Latin capere ‘take’ (source of English capture), which when prefixed became -cipere. In the case of conceive, the compound verb was concipere, where the prefix com- had an intensive force; it meant generally ‘take to oneself’, and hence either ‘take into the mind, absorb mentally’ or ‘become pregnant’ – meanings transmitted via Old French conceivre to English conceive.
The noun conceit  is an English formation, based on the models of deceit and receipt. Conception , however, goes back to the Latin derivative conceptiō.
=> capture, conceit, conception, deceive, perceive, receive
- 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.
- 1. Women, he says, should give up alcohol before they plan to conceive.
- 2. You may conceive a new world in the atomic age.
- 3. I can hardly conceive of your doing such a thing.
- 4. I could not conceive that he would do such a silly thing.
- 5. It's difficult to conceive of traveling to the moon.
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