/ kEn5si:v; kEn`siv/ v
[I, Tn] become pregnant (with a child) 怀孕; 受孕: She was told she couldn't conceive. 她得知自己不能怀孕. * The child was conceived on the night of their wedding. 那孩子是在他们新婚之夜怀上的.
[Ipr, Tn, Tf, Tw, Cn.n/a] ~ of sth; ~ sth (as sth) form (an idea, a plan, etc) in the mind; imagine sth 想出(主意﹑ 计划等); 构思; 想像某事物: It was then that I conceived the notion of running away. 就在那时我产生了逃跑的念头. * I cannot conceive (ie do not believe) that he would wish to harm us. 我不能想像(不相信)他会伤害我们. * I cannot conceive why you allowed the child to go alone, ie I think you were very foolish to allow it. 我真想不通你为什麽让孩子一个人走(我认为你这样做很蠢). * The ancients conceived (of) the world as (being) flat, ie They thought it was flat. 古人认为地球是扁的.
> conceivable / -Ebl; -Ebl/ adj that can be conceived or believed; imaginable 可想到的; 可相信的; 可想像的: It is hardly conceivable (to me) that she should do such a thing. (我)简直难以想像她会干这种事. * We tried it in every conceivable combination. 我们把能想到的各种组合都试了一遍. conceivably / -EblI; -EblI/ adv: He couldn't conceivably have (ie I don't believe he could have) meant what he said. 他的话想来不会是他的原意.