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v. con·ceived, con·ceiv·ing, con·ceives
1. To become pregnant with (offspring): She conceived her first child in London, but her second child was conceived in Paris.
2. To form or develop in the mind: conceive a plan to increase profits; conceive a passion for a new acquaintance.
3. To apprehend mentally; understand: couldn't conceive the meaning of that sentence.
4. To be of the opinion that; think: didn't conceive that such a tragedy could occur.
5. To begin or originate in a specific way: a political movement that was conceived in the ferment of the 1960s.
1. To form or hold an idea: Ancient peoples conceived of the earth as flat.
2. To become pregnant.

[Middle English conceiven, from Old French concevoir, conceiv-, from Latin concipere : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

con·ceiv′a·bil′i·ty, con·ceiv′a·ble·ness n.
con·ceiv′a·ble adj.
con·ceiv′a·bly adv.
con·ceiv′er n.
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Adv.1.conceivably - within the realm of possibility; "the weather may conceivably change"
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[kənˈsiːvəblɪ] ADV you may conceivably be rightes posible que tenga razón
it cannot conceivably be trueno es posible que sea verdad
more than one could conceivably needmás de lo que se podría imaginar como necesidad
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[kənˈsiːvəbli] adv
He may conceivably be right → Il n'est pas impossible qu'il ait raison.
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adv she may conceivably be rightes ist durchaus denkbar, dass sie recht hat; will it happen? — conceivablywird das geschehen? — das ist durchaus denkbar
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[kənˈsiːvəblɪ] adv he may conceivably be rightpuò anche darsi che abbia ragione
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(kənˈsiːv) verb
1. to form (an idea etc) in the mind.
2. to imagine. I can't conceive why you did that.
3. (of a woman) to become pregnant.
conˈceivable adjective
able to be imagined or thought of.
conˈceivably adverb

conceive is spelt with -ei-.
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I feared he would be shocked at finding me there, would consider my conduct incorrect, conceivably treat me with contempt.
It occurred to me too that she might conceivably know nothing of it herself--I mean by reflection.
Even the comfort of the bottle might conceivably fail him in this supreme crisis.
Conceivably, for he could not examine into it now, here lay a tremendous possibility; a solution of many problems.
The vendetta might conceivably date back to the man's first marriage, and the ring be taken for some such reason.
There was nothing in all this that could conceivably concern the tragedy in Miss Watson's face; and by a half conscious instinct, Father Brown turned again to the seeming lunatic grubbing about in the grass.
As the person of Hermann's niece exhaled the profound physical charm of feminine form, so her ador er's big frame embodied to my senses the hard, straight masculinity that would conceivably kill but would not condescend to cheat.
He meets his death five miles from the school--not by a bullet, mark you, which even a lad might conceivably discharge, but by a savage blow dealt by a vigorous arm.
I cannot conceivably come on in Spandex and Lurex and do the flick kicks.
"In a sale, GoPro could conceivably fetch $1 billion, based on the price that Hewlett Packard paid for Palm-another struggling electronics maker-in 2010," Lee contends.
Washington, (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that Washington could "conceivably" re-enter into the global Paris climate agreement, from which he announced the withdrawal last year.
In his June 24 guest viewpoint, Alan Thayer managed to question, sort of, whether Eugene city councilors might potentially, possibly, conceivably put their own livelihoods at risk by contemplating requiring businesses to provide health coverage for their employees.