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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [1]

1: Γεννάω (Strong'S #1080 — Verb — gennao — ghen-nah'-o )

"to conceive, beget:" see Beget , A, No. 1.

2: Συλλαμβάνω (Strong'S #4815 — Verb — sullambano — sool-lam-ban'-o )

lit., "to take together" (sun, "with," lambano, "to take or receive"), is used (a) of a woman, to "conceive,"  Luke 1:24,31,36; in the Passive Voice.  Luke 2:21; (b) metaphorically, of the impulse of lust in the human heart, enticing to sin,  James 1:15 . For its other meaning see Catch , No. 8.

3: Τίθημι (Strong'S #5087 — Verb — tithemi — tith'-ay-mee )

"to put, set," is used in  Acts 5:4 , of the sin of Ananias, in "conceiving" a lie in his heart.

 Romans 9:10 Hebrews 11:11

King James Dictionary [2]

Conceive, L to take.

1. To receive into the womb, and breed to begin the formation of the embryo or fetus of animal.

Then shall she be free and conceive seed.  Numbers 5 . Hebrew 11.

Elisabeth hath conceived a son in her old age.  Luke 1 .

In sin did my mother conceive me.  Psalms 51 .

2. To form in the mind to imagine to devise.

They conceive mischief and bring forth vanity.  Job 15 .

Nebuchadnezzar hath conceived a purpose against you.  Jeremiah 49 .

3. To form an idea in the mind to understand to comprehend.

We cannot conceive the manner in which spirit operates upon matter.

4. To think to be of opinion to have an idea to imagine.

You can hardly conceive this man to have been bred in the same climate.


1. To have a fetus formed in the womb to breed to become pregnant.

Thou shalt conceive and bear a son.  Judges 13 .

2. To think to have a conception or idea.

Conceive of things clearly and distinctly in their own natures. The grieved commons hardly conceive of me.

3. To understand to comprehend to have a complete idea of as, I cannot conceive by what means this event has been produced.

Webster's Dictionary [3]

(1): (v. t.) To form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to generate; to originate; as, to conceive a purpose, plan, hope.

(2): (v. i.) To have an embryo or fetus formed in the womb; to breed; to become pregnant.

(3): (v. i.) To have a conception, idea, or opinion; think; - with of.

(4): (v. t.) To apprehend by reason or imagination; to take into the mind; to know; to imagine; to comprehend; to understand.

(5): (v. t.) To receive into the womb and begin to breed; to begin the formation of the embryo of.

Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types [4]

 Psalm 7:14 (a) This indicates that the iniquity of the heart produces sin in the life. (See also  Isaiah 33:11;  Isaiah 59:4;  James 1:15).

 Jeremiah 49:30 (b) The king had devised in his mind and heart a complete plan for conquering Israel.

 Acts 5:4 (a) Ananias and his wife had concocted the plan of lying to the disciples and had agreed together what they would say.