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Verb: invent  in'vent
  1. Come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    "invent a way to measure the speed of light";
    - contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge
     
  2. Make up something artificial or untrue
    - fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up

Derived forms: invents, invented, inventing

Type of: concoct, create by mental act, create mentally, dream up, hatch, hit on, think of, think up

Encyclopedia: Invent