concoct

verb con·coct \ kən-ˈkäkt , kän- \

Definition of concoct

transitive verb
1 :to prepare by combining raw materials
  • concoct a recipe
  • concocted a tropical fruit smoothie
2 :devise, fabricate
  • concoct an explanation
  • concocted a strategy to take control of the company

concocter

noun

concoction

play \kən-ˈkäk-shən, kän-\ noun

concoctive

play \kən-ˈkäk-tiv, kän-\ adjective

Examples of concoct in a Sentence

  1. The drink was first concocted by a bartender in New York.

  2. She concocted a stew from the leftovers.

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Origin and Etymology of concoct

Latin concoctus, past participle of concoquere to cook together, from com- + coquere to cook — more at cook


CONCOCT Defined for English Language Learners

concoct

verb

Definition of concoct for English Language Learners

  • : to make (a food or drink) by mixing different things together

  • : to invent or develop (a plan, story, etc.) especially in order to trick or deceive someone


CONCOCT Defined for Kids

concoct

verb con·coct \ kən-ˈkäkt , kän- \

Definition of concoct for Students

concocted; concocting
1 :to prepare (as food) by putting several different things together
2 :to make up :devise
  • concoct a plan


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