Invent meaning

ĭn-vĕnt
To find; discover.
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To produce or contrive (something previously unknown) by the use of ingenuity or imagination.
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To design a new process or mechanism.

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

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To create something fictional for a particular purpose.

I knew I had to invent an excuse, and quickly.

We need a name to put in this form, so let's just invent one.

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To think out or produce (a new device, process, etc.); originate, as by experiment; devise for the first time.
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Invent is defined as to create something for the first time, or to think up.

An example of invent is to make a brand new device for making a perfect cup of coffee.

An example of invent is to create a story about why you didn’t do your homework.

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To make up; fabricate.

Invent a likely excuse.

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To think up; devise or fabricate in the mind.

To invent excuses.

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Origin of invent

  • Latin invenīre invent- to find in- on, upon in–2 venīre to come gwā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English inventen, from Old French inventer, from Latin inventus, perfect passive participle of inveniō (“come upon, meet with, find, discover”), from in (“in, on”) + veniō (“come”); see venture. Compare advent, covent, event, prevent, etc.

    From Wiktionary