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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
invent (verb)
transitive verb
1.
archaic - find discover
2.
to devise by thinking - fabricate
3.
to produce (as something useful) for the first time through the use of the imagination or of ingenious thinking and experiment
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
invent (verb)
to create or think of by clever use of the imagination
SYNONIMS:
concoct, construct, contrive, cook (up), devise, drum up, excogitate, fabricate, make up, manufacture, think (up), trump up, vamp (up)
RELATED WORDS:
coin, design, hatch, produce; daydream, dream, fantasize; conceive, envisage, envision, imagine, picture, vision, visualize; ad-lib, extemporize, improvise
come up with
NEAR ANTONYMS:
clone, copy, copycat, duplicate, imitate, mimic, reduplicate, replicate, reproduce
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