re·​con·​ceive (ˌ)rē-kən-ˈsēv How to pronounce reconceive (audio)
reconceived; reconceiving; reconceives

transitive verb

: to conceive (something) again or in a new form
Scholars like Esther Newton, Gayle Rubin, Anne Fausto-Sterling and Judith Butler ushered in an era that reconceived gender as a social construct, distinct from both a person's sex and sexuality.Alissa Quart
Mr. Morgan explains how, in 17th- and 18th-century England and America, where modern liberty was born, government was reconceived to depend not on the divine right of kings but on the people.Pauline Maier

Examples of reconceive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nora’s infamous door-slam is reconceived as a woman stepping out of one time and directly into another. Joey Sims, Vulture, 11 June 2023 The Black Panther 2 shoot was plagued by setbacks after star Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer in August 2020, with Marvel and the filmmakers having to reconceive the project. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 July 2022 In a fast-changing world profoundly transformed by the pandemic and the blistering advance of technology, a world in which the past offers ever less guidance, the CEO’s job is being reconceived. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, 31 May 2023 Most large financial institutions and many other firms also now use platform concepts to reconceive and rearchitect their operations. Peter Bendor-Samuel, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2023 Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer in August 2020 with Marvel and the filmmakers having to reconceive the project without the beloved actor. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Jan. 2022 This new version, directed by Gregg T. Daniel, has been reconceived for a five-person cast. Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2023 Bear in mind, a very different version of Clerks III was written years earlier, but Smith’s own brush with death in 2018 prompted the filmmaker to reconceive the entire project. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Sep. 2022 After Boseman died of colon cancer in August 2020, Marvel and the filmmakers were forced to reconceive Black Panther 2. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reconceive was in 1656

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“Reconceive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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