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Definition of Invent


  1. To come or light upon; to meet; to find.
  2. To discover, as by study or inquiry; to find out; to devise; to contrive or produce for the first time; -- applied commonly to the discovery of some serviceable mode, instrument, or machine.
  3. To frame by the imagination; to fabricate mentally; to forge; -- in a good or a bad sense; as, to invent the machinery of a poem; to invent a falsehood.
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Invent Translations

invent in Afrikaans is uitvind
invent in Danish is opfinde
invent in Dutch is uitdenken, bekokstoven, bedenken
invent in French is inventer, inventons, inventez, inventent
invent in German is ausdenken, erfinden, erfinden
invent in Italian is inventare
invent in Latin is extundo, reperio, reperio
invent in Norwegian is oppfinne
invent in Portuguese is invente
invent in Spanish is inventar
invent in Swedish is uppfinna, dikta