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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. Concoct something artificial or untrue
    - fabricate, manufacture, cook up [informal], make up

Derived forms: invented, invents, inventing

See also: fake

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

Encyclopedia: Invent, Animate