Pregnancy vs Conceive - What's the difference?
As a noun pregnancy
is (countable) the condition of being pregnant.
As a verb conceive is
to develop an idea; to form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to originate.
(countable) The condition of being pregnant.
* 2012 , Caroline Davies, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announce they are expecting first baby'' (in ''The Guardian , 3 December 2012)[http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/03/duke-and-duchess-of-cambridge-expecting-baby?intcmp=122]
The period of time this condition prevails.
(uncountable) The progression of stages from conception to birth.
- News that the duchess is in the "very early stages" of pregnancy with the third-in-line to the throne was officially released after she was taken to the King Edward VII hospital in central London, suffering from hyperemesis gravidarun, very acute morning sickness.
* with child
To develop an idea; to form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to originate.
* 1606 , , Shakespeare, II-4
- We shall, / As I conceive the journey, be at the Mount / Before you, Lepidus.
- It was among the ruins of the Capitol that I first conceived the idea of a work which has amused and exercised near twenty years of my life.
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To understand (someone).
* Nathaniel Hawthorne
* Jonathan Swift
- I conceive you.
(senseid)(intransitive, or, transitive) To become pregnant.
- You will hardly conceive him to have been bred in the same climate.
* Bible, Luke i. 36
- She hath also conceived a son in her old age.