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"
fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, invent(verb)
make up something artificial or untrue
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.
Origin: From inventen, from inventer, from inventus, perfect passive participle of invenio, from in + venio; see venture. Compare advent, covent, event, prevent, etc.
to come or light upon; to meet; to find
to discover, as by study or inquiry; to find out; to devise; to contrive or produce for the first time; -- applied commonly to the discovery of some serviceable mode, instrument, or machine
to frame by the imagination; to fabricate mentally; to forge; -- in a good or a bad sense; as, to invent the machinery of a poem; to invent a falsehood
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-vent′, v.t. to devise or contrive: to make: to frame: to fabricate: to forge.—adj. Inven′tible.—n. Inven′tion, that which is invented: contrivance: a deceit: power or faculty of inventing: ability displayed by any invention or effort of the imagination.—adj. Inven′tive, able to invent: ready in contrivance.—adv. Inven′tively.—ns. Inven′tiveness; Inven′tor, Inven′ter, one who invents or finds out something new:—fem. Inven′tress.—Invention of the Cross, a festival observed on May 3, in commemoration of the alleged discovery of the true cross at Jerusalem in 326 by Helena, mother of Constantine the Great. [Fr.,—L. invenīre, inventum—in, upon, venīre, to come.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'invent' in Verbs Frequency: #752
The numerical value of invent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of invent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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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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