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invent

verb

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to create or think of by clever use of the imagination
  • they invented an explanation for the broken vase that would satisfy their grandmother

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The first known use of invent was in the 15th century

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“Invent.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/invent. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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