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Definition of "invent" []

  • To produce or contrive (something previously unknown) by the use of ingenuity or imagination. (verb-transitive)
  • To make up; fabricate: invent a likely excuse. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "invent" in a sentence
  • "That is, critics who use the term invent the boundaries that are supposedly being "transgressed.""
  • "To invent a Latin word which ought to have been invented before my time, 'non interrumpunt at _interrupturiunt_.'"
  • ""To invent is a game and it is really fun," he says."