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preconceive Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb conceive beforehand
    • a preconceived notion
WordNet

Pre`con*ceive" transitive verb
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Preconceived ; present participle & verbal noun Preconceiving
Definitions
  1. To conceive, or form an opinion of, beforehand; to form a previous notion or idea of.
    In a dead plain the way seemeth the longer, because the eye hath preconceived it shorter than the truth. Bacon.

Webster 1913