After weeks of hard work, I invented a new way to alphabetize matchbooks.
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.
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.
Invent a likely excuse.
To invent excuses.
Origin of invent
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition