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Definition 1: come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort - [verb of creation]

Samples where invent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

Synonyms for invent in the sense of this definition

(invent is a kind of ...) create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

Definition 2: concoct something artificial or untrue - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for invent in the sense of this definition

(invent is a kind of ...) devise or invent

"He thought up a plan to get rich quickly" "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"

(... is a kind of invent ) construct a myth

"The poet mythologized that the King had three sons"

(... is a kind of invent ) unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory

(... is a kind of invent ) invent

"trump up charges"

(... is a kind of invent ) make up a story

"spin a yarn"

(... is a kind of invent ) make up

"vamp up an excuse for not attending the meeting"

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