invent definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To produce or contrive (some thing formerly unknown) by way of ingenuity or imagination.
    • to create up; fabricate: invent a likely reason.
    • in the future or light upon; to satisfy; locate.
    • to see, as by study or query; to find out; to create; to contrive or produce for the first time; -- applied frequently into breakthrough of some serviceable mode, instrument, or device.
    • To frame by the imagination; to fabricate psychologically; to forge; -- in a good or a bad good sense
  • verb:
    • to style an innovative new process or process.
    • to generate something imaginary for a certain function.
    • in the future upon; to locate; to learn; to find out.
    • come up with (a concept, program, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    • make-up one thing synthetic or false
  • others:
    • To come upon; light upon; meet with; discover.
    • To find out by original study or contrivance; make by a unique use or mixture of means; develop the shape, building, composition, technique, or principle of.
    • generally, to make by contrivance; fabricate; concoet; create: as, to invent the story of an account; to create a justification or a falsehood.
    • Synonyms 2 and 3. Discover, Invent. See find and creation.

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