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English verb: concoct

1. concoct (contact) make a concoction (of) by mixing


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)amalgamate, commix, mingle, mix, unify

2. concoct (creation) prepare or cook by mixing ingredients


SamplesConcoct a strange mixture.


Synonymscook up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cook, fix, make, prepare, ready


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

3. concoct (creation) invent


SamplesTrump up charges.


Synonymstrump up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cook up, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture

4. concoct (creation) devise or invent


SamplesHe thought up a plan to get rich quickly.
No-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software.


ExamplesDid he concoct his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymsdream up, hatch, think of, think up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally


Narrower (hyponym)cook up, fabricate, idealise, idealize, invent, make up, manufacture









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