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invent

[in-vent]
verb (used with object)
1.
to originate or create as a product of one's own ingenuity, experimentation, or contrivance: to invent the telegraph.
2.
to produce or create with the imagination: to invent a story.
3.
to make up or fabricate (something fictitious or false): to invent excuses.
4.
Archaic. to come upon; find.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English invented (past participle) found, discovered (see -ed2) < Latin inventus, past participle of invenīre to encounter, come upon, find, equivalent to in- in-2 + ven(īre) to come + -tus past participle suffix

inventible, inventable, adjective
outinvent, verb (used with object)
preinvent, verb (used with object)
self-invented, adjective
uninvented, adjective
well-invented, adjective


1. devise, contrive. See discover. 2. imagine, conceive. 3. concoct.
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invent (ɪnˈvɛnt)
 
vb
1.  to create or devise (new ideas, machines, etc)
2.  to make up (falsehoods); fabricate
 
[C15: from Latin invenīre to find, come upon, from in-² + venīre to come]
 
in'ventible
 
adj
 
in'ventable
 
adj

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