Complete Definition of "invent"

English

Pronunciation
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Verb
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  1. To design a new process or mechanism.

#: After weeks of hard work, I invented a new way to alphabetize matchbooks.

  1. To create something fictional for a particular purpose.

#: 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.

Related terms
invented
inventive
invention
inventor
reinvent

Translations
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French: inventer
German: erfinden, ausdenken
Chinese: ç¼æ
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Malayalam: à´à´£àµà´àµà´ªà´¿à´à´¿à´¯àµà´àµà´àµà´ (kantupitiykkuka)
Russian: изобÑеÑÑи, изобÑеÑаÑÑ
Serbian: изÑмеÑи (1), измиÑлиÑи (1,2)
Slovene: izumiti, iznajti
Spanish: inventar

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