Synonyms for invent

Synonyms for (verb) invent

Synonyms: devise, contrive, excogitate, forge, formulate, invent

Definition: come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

Usage: excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

Similar words: create by mental act, create mentally

Definition: create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands


Synonyms: cook up, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture

Definition: make up something artificial or untrue

Similar words: concoct, dream up, hatch, think of, think up

Definition: devise or invent

Usage: He thought up a plan to get rich quickly; no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software