con·​ceiv·​ably kən-ˈsē-və-blē How to pronounce conceivably (audio)
: in a conceivable manner
: it may be conceived : possibly
we could conceivably finish next week

Examples of conceivably in a Sentence

we could conceivably finish the project next week
Recent Examples on the Web But policymakers’ decisions over the next 12 months could conceivably decide the elections. Jeff Sommer, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2023 The fed-funds rate was under 1% in 2020 and 2021 and could conceivably drop that low again in the event of a severe recession. Steve Garmhausen,, 1 Nov. 2023 That means there are simply fewer seats that could conceivably change parties, and less opportunity for either party to win a sizable majority. Leah Askarinam, ABC News, 25 Oct. 2023 When reforestation is complete, guests could conceivably glimpse these great apes from their balconies. Noo Saro-Wiwa, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Oct. 2023 Records showed that none of the five arrests that occurred in prediction locations during the time period of our analysis could have conceivably been due to officers responding to a Geolitica prediction, which Guarino also confirmed. WIRED, 2 Oct. 2023 Biden’s appearance on the U.A.W. picket line could conceivably be one of them. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 26 Sep. 2023 And if Trump’s advantage in the race were to narrow, history suggests his relative softness among independents could conceivably boost his opposition. Geoffrey Skelley, ABC News, 21 Sep. 2023 How many other Trump Cabinet secretaries would the average NPR listener conceivably vote for? Antonia Hitchens, The New Yorker, 19 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of conceivably was in 1625

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“Conceivably.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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