concoct

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verb con·coct \kən-ˈkäkt, kän-\

Definition of concoct

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to prepare by combining raw materials concoct a recipe concocted a tropical fruit smoothie

  3. 2 :  devise, fabricate concoct an explanation concocted a strategy to take control of the company

concocter

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concoction

play \-ˈkäk-shən\ noun

concoctive

play \-ˈkäk-tiv\ 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.

Origin and Etymology of concoct

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


First Known Use: 1594


CONCOCT Defined for English Language Learners

concoct

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verb con·coct \kən-ˈkäkt, kän-\

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

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verb con·coct \kən-ˈkäkt, kän-\

Definition of concoct for Students

concocted

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concocting

  1. 1 :  to prepare (as food) by putting several different things together

  2. 2 :  to make up :  devise concoct a plan



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