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

Definition of reconceive

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

First Known Use of reconceive

1656, in the meaning defined above

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“Reconceive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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