invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge(verb)
come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
"excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
excogitate, ruminate, work, fake, prepare, make up, develop, contemplate, muse, get up, organize, fabricate, forge, plan, speculate, throw, cast, mull over, think over, form, mould, word, manufacture, mull, explicate, reflect, fashion, articulate, spirt, cook up, organise, meditate, hammer, counterfeit, chew over, contrive, shape, phrase, ponder, spurt, give voice, formulate, project, design, machinate, devise, mold
fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, invent(verb)
make up something artificial or untrue
conciliate, even off, excogitate, concoct, counterbalance, be, represent, comprise, pay, even out, settle, catch up with, manufacture, correct, pay off, devise, construct, even up, contrive, compensate, make up, forge, cook up, fabricate, patch up, reconcile, formulate, make, constitute
To design a new process or mechanism.
After weeks of hard work, I invented a new way to alphabetize matchbooks.
To create something fictional for a particular purpose.
To come upon; to find; to find out; to discover.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Of human actions or character, detect is used, almost without exception, in a bad sense; discover may be used in either the good or the bad sense, oftener in the good; he was detected in a fraud; real merit is sure to be discovered. In scientific language, detect is used of delicate indications that appear in course of careful watching; as, a slight fluttering of the pulse could be detected. We discover what has existed but has not been known to us; we invent combinations or arrangements not before in use; Columbus discovered America; Morse invented the electric telegraph. Find is the most general word for every means of coming to know what was not before certainly known. A man finds in the road some stranger's purse, or finds his own which he is searching for. The expert discovers or detects an error in an account; the auditor finds the account to be correct. Compare DISCERN.
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make something that's new
he's very creative. he likes to invent .Submitted by JP03 on October 26, 2014
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How to use invent in a sentence?
Big ag companies weren’t pushing the industry forward at a pace we felt the farmers deserved, we wanted to build a business that has a massive impact on agriculture and lets us invent the future of farming.
And the rule I gave myself was that I had to invent at least one thing new every day and also read a book everyday. For many years now that has been my fixed rule.
War is an invention of the human mind. The human mind can invent peace with justice.
Where there is no compassion, it is incumbent on us to invent it.
Men do not invent Myths. They only invent fables, and tell lies. True Myths create themselves, and find their expression in the men who serve their purpose.
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- inventarCatalan, Valencian
- erfinden, ausdenkenGerman
- finna upp, hugsa uppFaroese
- feltalál, kitalálHungarian
- finna uppIcelandic
- пронаоѓа, изумува, измислуваMacedonian
- bedenken, uitdenken, uitvinden, verzinnenDutch
- scorni, născoci, inventaRomanian
- изобретать, изобрестиRussian
- izumiti, iznajtiSlovene
- phát minhVietnamese
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