incept (v.) 1560s, from L. inceptus, pp. of incipere "to begin" (see INCEPTION (Cf. inception)). Related: Incepted.

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  • incept — index commence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • incept — [in sept′] vt. [L inceptare, to begin, freq. of incipere: see INCIPIENT] 1. Obs. to begin or undertake 2. to take in; receive; specif., to ingest (food particles) vi. [Brit. Historical] to receive a master s or doctor s degree at a university …   English World dictionary

  • incept — v. 1 tr. Biol. (of an organism) take in (food etc.). 2 intr. Brit. hist. take a master s or doctor s degree at a university. Derivatives: inceptor n. (in sense 2). Etymology: L incipere incept begin (as IN (2), capere take) …   Useful english dictionary

  • incept — inceptor, n. /in sept /, v.t. to take in; ingest. [1560 70; < L inceptus ptp. of incipere to begin, undertake, equiv. to in IN 2 + cep (comb. form of cap take; see CAPTIVE) + tus ptp. suffix; sense take in by literal trans. of prefix and base] *… …   Universalium

  • incept — verb a) To take in or ingest The company was incepted in 2006. b) To begin …   Wiktionary

  • incept — v. take into the body, take in via the mouth, ingest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • incept — pectin …   Anagrams dictionary

  • incept — [ɪn sɛpt] verb Brit. historical graduate from a university with an academic degree. Derivatives inceptor noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • incept — in·cept …   English syllables

  • incept — in•cept [[t]ɪnˈsɛpt[/t]] v. t. to ingest • Etymology: 1560–70; < L inceptus, ptp. of incipere; see inception in•cep′tor, n …   From formal English to slang

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