concoct

verb
con·​coct | \ kən-ˈkäkt How to pronounce concoct (audio) , kän-\
concocted; concocting; concocts

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

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Other Words from concoct

concocter noun
concoctive \ kən-​ˈkäk-​tiv How to pronounce concoctive (audio) , kän-​ \ adjective

Examples of concoct in a Sentence

The drink was first concocted by a bartender in New York. She concocted a stew from the leftovers.

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The draft itself is a wage-suppressing tool concocted by owners. The Si Staff, SI.com, "How Can the MLB Draft Be Improved?," 5 June 2019 The Rolling Thunder Revue, concocted by Bob Dylan, was precisely a manifestation of its era. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "Bob Dylan’s Glam Hootenanny: Returning to Rolling Thunder," 5 June 2019 The revelation that Awful Disclosures was a hoax concocted by Protestant men trying to stoke nativist fears of Catholics did not prevent the book from selling more than 300,000 copies before the Civil War and remaining in print to this day. David S. Reynolds, The New York Review of Books, "The Popery Panic," 18 Apr. 2019 Her splurge-worthy product line, Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics, uses clean ingredients and smart, molecular actives to concoct hi-tech, high-performance skincare that’s also seriously chic. April Long, Town & Country, "The Dermatologist Who Saved Bella Hadid's Skin Opens a Spa," 16 May 2019 By May, Yovino had concocted an entirely different defense. Michael Harriot, The Root, "White Woman Pleads Guilty to Falsely Accusing 2 Black Men of Rape," 7 June 2018 Media certainly was complicit in concocting a very, very glossy perception of this cohort. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Why Amazon is a ‘bully,’ and Facebook and Google are ‘the enemies of independent thought’," 3 Dec. 2018 Will Rolando concoct yet another plan to reach America? Julie Watson, Fox News, "'Suffering' ends with Honduran baby back in parents' arms," 21 July 2018 But David Korins is best known for concocting a set for one of the most successful musicals of all time, Hamilton. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian, "Hamilton’s David Korins Explains What Makes the Smash Hit’s Design So Versatile," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of concoct

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for concoct

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

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concoct

verb

English Language Learners Definition of concoct

: 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

verb
con·​coct | \ kən-ˈkäkt How to pronounce concoct (audio) , kän-\
concocted; concocting

Kids Definition of concoct

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

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