Synonyms for invent
- come up with
- dream up
- bring into being
- come upon
- cook up
- knock off
- make up
- toss off
- turn out
Antonyms for invent
- pass by
- tell truth
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INVENT
I should be b-a-d, and I should sit up nights to invent new ways of evil.
I will move detachments and advance brigades, and invent strategy.
What could she invent, so to be before him in giving her charity?
"That's as good a description of him as you could invent," he said.
A telegraph operator, in their eyes, has no business to invent.
His efforts to invent had been ridiculed and discountenanced.
With her appearance at C——-, commenced all that surmise could invent.
It was necessary, then, to invent a motive to excuse his return to 9, Frognall Street.
A man can be a worse hell to himself, than any hell they can invent to put him into.
Why that fellow, Lewsome, can invent 'em for you by the score.
late 15c., "find, discover," a back-formation from invention or else from Latin inventus, past participle of invenire "to come upon; devise, discover" (see invention). Meaning "make up, think up" is from 1530s, as is that of "produce by original thought." Related: Invented; inventing.