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Definition of Invent

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.

Invent Quotations

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. - Thomas A. Edison
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas A. Edison

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
Carl Sagan

I write the vocals last, because I wanted to invent the music first and push the music to the level that I had to compete against it.
Axl Rose

I'm a task-oriented actor. A pretender. And I try to invent my process anew each time I make a new project. So I frown on any method.
Willem Dafoe

It took the madmen of yesterday for us to be able to act with extreme clarity today. I want to be one of those madmen. We must dare to invent the future.
Thomas Sankara
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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
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