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 concoct (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.
Recent Examples on the Web To many travelers, other rules were more mystifying, such as limits on liquids because the wrong ones could possibly be used to concoct a bomb. David Koenig, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Sep. 2021 This allowed researchers to concoct a lamprey-specific poison that was pumped into key rivers and streams. Dan Egan, jsonline.com, 2 Sep. 2021 Because plants are masters of biochemical synthesis, their cells can concoct many types of pigments, but animals by and large have lost the metabolic pathways to make most of them. Quanta Magazine, 21 June 2021 The elimination of most in-person and physical operations forced teams to concoct new ways of understanding customers and maintaining those relationships. Gary Drenik, Forbes, 16 June 2021 On the other hand, to concoct a tissue product, manufacturers use a sort of recipe of blended various fibers. Danielle Bernabe, Fortune, 21 June 2021 Because plants are masters of biochemical synthesis, their cells can concoct many types of pigments, but animals by and large have lost the metabolic pathways to make most of them. Quanta Magazine, 21 June 2021 Because plants are masters of biochemical synthesis, their cells can concoct many types of pigments, but animals by and large have lost the metabolic pathways to make most of them. Quanta Magazine, 21 June 2021 At ¡Viva!, Garcia will slowly cook mushrooms, rubbed in black garlic adobo, over binchotan to concoct a meaty dish that doesn’t involve actual meat. Andy Wang, Robb Report, 23 June 2021

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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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12 Oct 2021

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“Concoct.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concoct. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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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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