reconceive

verb re·con·ceive \ (ˌ)rē-kən-ˈsēv \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reconceive

reconceived; reconceiving; reconceives
: 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

First Known Use of reconceive

1656

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