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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.

Invent Quotations

My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
David Bailey

To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything.
Otto Lilienthal

Human evolution, at first, seems extraordinary. How could the process that gave rise to slugs and oak trees and fish produce a creature that can fly to the moon and invent the Internet and cross the ocean in boats?
Steven Pinker
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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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