Definition of preconceive in US English:

preconceive

verb

  • with object To conceive or imagine beforehand; to form (an idea about something) in anticipation of one's actual knowledge or experience.

Origin

Mid 16th century. From pre- + conceive. Compare post-classical Latin preconcipere to imagine beforehand (frequently from 1200 in British sources).

Pronunciation

preconceive

/ˌpriːkənˈsiːv/