preconceive

verb
pre·​con·​ceive | \ ˌprē-kən-ˈsēv How to pronounce preconceive (audio) \
preconceived; preconceiving; preconceives

Definition of preconceive

transitive verb

: to form (an opinion) prior to actual knowledge or experience preconceived notions

First Known Use of preconceive

1558, in the meaning defined above

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“Preconceive.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preconceive?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=p&file=precon01. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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