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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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