What does invent mean?

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ɪnˈvɛntin·vent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forgeverb

    come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

    "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"

  2. fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, inventverb

    make up something artificial or untrue

Wiktionary

  1. inventverb

    To design a new process or mechanism.

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

    Etymology: From inventen, from inventer, from inventus, perfect passive participle of invenio, from in + venio; see venture. Compare advent, covent, event, prevent, etc.

  2. inventverb

    To create something fictional for a particular purpose.

    Etymology: From inventen, from inventer, from inventus, perfect passive participle of invenio, from in + venio; see venture. Compare advent, covent, event, prevent, etc.

  3. inventverb

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

    Etymology: From inventen, from inventer, from inventus, perfect passive participle of invenio, from in + venio; see venture. Compare advent, covent, event, prevent, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inventverb

    to come or light upon; to meet; to find

  2. Inventverb

    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

  3. Inventverb

    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

  1. Invent

    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, inventumin, upon, venīre, to come.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'invent' in Verbs Frequency: #752

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of invent in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of invent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of invent in a Sentence

  1. Evelyn Waugh:

    The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish.

  2. Hassan Hassan:

    Many people in the region may reject Daesh due to its extreme tactics, but the issue remains that the group exploits existing problems, it did not simply invent the problems the responders identified as factors. Daesh, put another way, is a symptom of a growing disease that needs to be tackled, and not just the disease itself.

  3. William Blake:

    A truth that's told with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent.

  4. Lopez Obrador:

    There is no way that we are going to invent crimes, we have said that if the DEA has additional information to present it.

  5. Donald Trump:

    They can't emotionally come to grips with the fact that this whole thing of Russian collusion didn't happen, (and) they are trying to invent theories of obstruction of justice.

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