HyperDic: invent

English > 2 senses of the word invent:
VERBcreationinvent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forgecome up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort / effort
creationinvent, fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make upmake up something artificial or untrue
invent > pronunciation
Soundsihnveh'nt
Rhymesaccent ... vent: 69 rhymes with ehnt...
English > invent: 2 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningcome up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort / effort.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelDid he invent his major works over a short period of time?
Synonymscontrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge
Broadercreate by mental act, create mentallyCreate mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
Spanishfalsificar, formular, idear, inventar, tramar
Catalanfalsificar, formular, idear, inventar, preveure, tramar
Adjectivesinventive(used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action
Nounsinventionthe act of inventing
inventionthe creation of something in the mind
inventorsomeone who is the first to think of or make something
English > invent: 2 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningmake up something artificial or untrue.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsfabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up
Narrowerconfabulateunconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
mythologize, mythologiseConstruct a myth
spinmake up a story
trump up, concoctinvent
vamp, vamp upmake up
Broaderthink up, think of, dream up, hatch, concoctdevise or invent / invent
Spanishfabricar, inventar
Catalanfabricar, inventar
Nounsinventionthe act of inventing

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