Definition for invent

verb as in fabricate


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If putting the purpose of a business at the heart of corporate law does all of that, one might well wonder why we invented the corporation in the first place.

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In 1994, mathematician Peter Shor invented an algorithm, that if run on a sufficiently powerful quantum computer, would easily find these two primes.

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It was a British TV company that wanted him to invent a language for monsters with no lips, just big teeth, in a new fantasy series, Beowulf.

By September, the Justice Department drops all charges after it is revealed that the schematics were of an entirely different device that Xi had invented.

His goal is to refine and commercialize technology, rather than invent anything entirely new.

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I still do find it a tremendously useful device to invent a character and have the character sing the song.

As a Harvard undergraduate, he used systolic blood pressure readings to invent the lie detector test.

Did McCarthy invent the portrayal of violence in fiction, or should that laurel go to Homer?

Reform first came in 1935 when Lenora Slaughter was hired to re-invent the pageant as its new director.

By using an alter ego, he liberates himself, relaxes himself so he can invent freely.

I add nothing to the “Extremes,” import nothing from abroad in regard to them, invent nothing.

As if there were not enough real tragedy in the world and it were necessary to invent!

Controve, compose or invent tunes, foule fayle, fail miserably.

She might have invented a pretext for staying away; she might even invent a pretext now for going.

If a man prefers not to speak of himself or of his doings, his enemies will soon invent some tale of their own.

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On this page you'll find 161 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to invent, such as: bear, come up with, conceive, design, devise, and discover.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.