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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Example sentences
In this open city, it seems so easy to feel that you can invent yourself and
  create a unique life.
Dangerous bacteria are developing resistance to existing antibiotics faster
  than humans can invent or discover new drugs.
Small companies invent the future, big companies buy it.
Chemists are usually asked to invent a solution, but without considering
  hazardous by-products.
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