incept

verb
in·​cept | \ ə̇nˈsept \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of incept

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 archaic : begin, commence, undertake
2 [influenced in meaning by Latin capere to take] : to take in: such as
a : ingest phagocytes incepting foreign particles
b : to receive as a member

intransitive verb

: to obtain an advanced degree and therewith the right to teach or practice a learned profession now used only at Cambridge University

incept

noun
in·​cept | \ ˈinˌsept \
plural incepts

Definition of incept (Entry 2 of 2)

: anlage

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History and Etymology for incept

Verb

Latin inceptus, past participle of incipere

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“Incept.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incept. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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