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Synonyms for invent
ɪnˈvɛnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, invent(verb)

    make up something artificial or untrue

    Synonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. invent(verb)

    Synonyms:
    discover, fangle

  2. invent(verb)

    To design a new process or mechanism.

    After weeks of hard work, I invented a new way to alphabetize matchbooks.

    Synonyms:
    fangle, discover

  3. invent(verb)

    To create something fictional for a particular purpose.

    Synonyms:
    fangle, discover

  4. invent(verb)

    To come upon; to find; to find out; to discover.

    Synonyms:
    fangle, discover

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. invent

    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.

    See synonyms for HIDE.

    Synonyms:
    ascertain, descry, detect, discern, disclose, discover, expose, ferret out, find, find out

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. invent

    Synonyms:
    discover, contrive, concoct, imagine, elaborate, conceive, design, devise, fabricate, originate, find out, frame, forge, feign

    Antonyms:
    imitate, copy, execute, reproduce

Editors Contribution

  1. innovate

    make something that's new

    he's very creative. he likes to invent .

    Submitted by JP03 on October 26, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. invent(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    contrive (what did not before exist), devise, be the first to contrive or devise

  2. invent(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    originate, frame, imagine, conceive, concoct

  3. invent(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    fabricate, forge, coin

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "invent":

    inventing, reinvent, devise, re-invent, fabricate

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How to use invent in a sentence?

  1. Klaus Froehlich:

    It is to push technology forward and to set standards already in generation two vehicles, and not just in generation four. We do not want to waste resources, we should not invent this complicated wheel twice. On the path to setting these standards, it makes sense to share some of these investments.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    You can always re-invent yourself, and make yourself a better person - no matter who you are, and no matter where in the world you come from. Re-invent, always!

  3. Denis Johnston:

    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.

  4. Voltaire:

    If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.

  5. Brady Brim-DeForest:

    If you don't have answers, invent them.


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