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1. invent

verb. ['ˌɪnˈvɛnt'] come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort.

Synonyms

  • contrive
  • devise
  • create by mental act
  • excogitate
  • formulate
  • create mentally

Antonyms

  • war
  • disagree
  • break
  • man

Etymology

  • inventen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • inventer (French)

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Rhymes with Invent

  • underrepresent
  • overrepresent
  • misrepresent
  • malcontent
  • discontent
  • supplement
  • represent
  • circumvent
  • underwent
  • overspent
  • nonevent
  • unspent
  • torment
  • tashkent
  • segment
  • prevent
  • outspent
  • misspent
  • gourment
  • extent
  • content
  • consent
  • resent
  • repent
  • relent
  • present
  • percent
  • %percent
  • lament
  • intent

Sentences with invent


1. Verb, base form
Sometimes the best way to get your students excited about writing is to let them invent their own stories.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Have your class help you invent silly monologue challenges and write them down on cards.

3. Adjective
In every culture, children invent games, and many of these games have remarkable similarities between cultures.

4. Noun, singular or mass
High school invention projects may replicate existing inventions or invent completely new things from scratch.

Quotes about invent


1. I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't.
- Marilyn Monroe

2. A truth that's told with bad intentBeats all the lies you can invent.
- William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

3. When the enemy has no face, society will invent one.
- Susan Faludi

2. invent

verb. ['ˌɪnˈvɛnt'] make up something artificial or untrue.

Synonyms

  • vamp up
  • concoct
  • cook up
  • trump up
  • vamp
  • confabulate
  • fabricate
  • hatch
  • think of
  • dream up
  • mythologize
  • mythologise
  • spin
  • manufacture
  • think up

Antonyms

  • die
  • dissociate
  • forget
  • demythologize

Etymology

  • inventen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • inventer (French)
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