conceivable

  • 1 Conceivable — Con*ceiv a*ble, a. [Cf. F. concevable.] Capable of being conceived, imagined, or understood. Any conceivable weight. Bp. Wilkins. [1913 Webster] It is not conceivable that it should be indeed that very person whose shape and voice it assumed.… …

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  • 2 conceivable — index believable, colorable (plausible), comprehensible, constructive (inferential), plausible, possible …

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  • 3 conceivable — mid 15c. (implied in conceivableness), from CONCEIVE (Cf. conceive) + ABLE (Cf. able). Originally in a now obsolete sense that can be received. Meaning that can be imagined is attested from 1620s (in conceivably) …

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  • 4 conceivable — [adj] reasonable, easy to understand believable, convincing, credible, earthly, imaginable, likely, mortal, possible, probable, supposable, thinkable; concepts 529,552 Ant. difficult, inconceivable, unbelievable, unimaginable, unreasonable,… …

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  • 5 conceivable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ capable of being imagined or understood. DERIVATIVES conceivably adverb …

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  • 6 conceivable — [kən sēv′ə bəl] adj. [ME] that can be conceived, understood, imagined, or believed conceivability n. conceivably adv …

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  • 7 conceivable — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ entirely, perfectly (esp. BrE), quite ▪ …

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  • 8 conceivable — adj. conceivable that + clause (it is conceivable that they knew about it beforehand) * * * [kən siːvəb(ə)l] conceivable that + clause (it is conceivable that they knew about it beforehand) …

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  • 9 conceivable — [[t]kənsi͟ːvəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: oft it v link ADJ that If something is conceivable, you can imagine it or believe it. Without their support the project would not have been conceivable... It is just conceivable that a single survivor might be found …

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  • 10 conceivable — con|ceiv|a|ble [ kən sivəbl ] adjective possible, or possible to imagine: The book covers every conceivable aspect of the subject. conceivable that: It s conceivable that she s been delayed at work. ─ opposite INCONCEIVABLE ╾ con|ceiv|a|bly… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 conceivable — adjective able to be believed or imagined: He could talk intelligently on almost any conceivable subject. | What conceivable reason could they have for doing such crazy things? | conceiveable (that): It is conceivable that the peace mission will… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 conceivable — UK [kənˈsiːvəb(ə)l] / US [kənˈsɪvəb(ə)l] adjective possible, or possible to imagine The book covers every conceivable aspect of the subject. conceivable that: It s conceivable that she s been delayed at work. Derived word: conceivably UK / US… …

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  • 13 conceivable — con|ceiv|a|ble [kənˈsi:vəbəl] adj able to be believed or imagined ≠ ↑inconceivable ▪ It is conceivable that you may get full compensation, but it s not likely. ▪ We were discussing the problems from every conceivable angle. >conceivably adv ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 conceivable — adjective Date: 15th century capable of being conceived ; imaginable < every conceivable combination > • conceivability noun • conceivableness noun …

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  • 15 conceivable — adjective is there any conceivable justification for betraying your family? Syn: imaginable, possible; plausible, tenable, credible, believable, thinkable, feasible; understandable, comprehensible …

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  • 16 conceivable — conceivability, conceivableness, n. conceivably, adv. /keuhn see veuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being conceived; imaginable. [1425 75; late ME. See CONCEIVE, ABLE] * * * …

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  • 17 conceivable — adjective Capable of being conceived or imagined; possible; credible; thinkable. Ant: inconceivable …

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  • 18 conceivable — Synonyms and related words: apparent, appreciable, apprehensible, ascertainable, believable, cogitable, cognizable, colorable, comprehensible, conceivably possible, contingent, credible, discernible, discoverable, distinguishable, earthly,… …

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  • 19 conceivable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. plausible, believable; knowable. See belief, knowledge, imagination. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. understandable, credible, believable, thinkable; see convincing 2 , imaginable , likely 1 . III… …

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  • 20 conceivable — con·ceiv·a·ble || kÉ™n siːvÉ™bl adj. can be imagined, can be understood, can be thought of …

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