Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To contrive by ingenuity; originate; discover.

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Usage examples "invent":

  1. " If they ask any questions, I'll invent a story. - "Flowing Gold", Rex Beach.
  2. Seek for novelty, then, not by trying to invent some new story, but in an idea, the setting of the play, the technical treatment given it, above all the characters. - "Dramatic Technique", George Pierce Baker.
  3. For I must tell you that the person who did invent it is not particularly brilliant. - "A Mummer's Tale", Anatole France.