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invent

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of invent

  1. to create or think of by clever use of the imagination they invented an explanation for the broken vase that would satisfy their grandmother Synonyms 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 Phrases come up with Near Antonyms clone, copy, copycat, duplicate, imitate, mimic, reduplicate, replicate, reproduce



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