concoct

When you concoct something, you mix up different ingredients. If you want to become a mad scientist or a wizard, you'll have to learn how to concoct strange potions.

If the word concoction makes you think of steaming caldrons or liquids bubbling in test tubes, you’ll be amused to know that it comes from a Latin word for “digestion.” Yum! On summer days, children sometimes concoct imaginative stews from grass, leaves and dirt. They may also concoct lies to explain why they tried feeding such concoctions to their little sister.

Definitions of concoct
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v make a concoction (of) by mixing

Type of:
amalgamate, commix, mingle, mix, unify
to bring or combine together or with something else

v prepare or cook by mixing ingredients

concoct a strange mixture”
Synonyms:
cook up
Type of:
cook, fix, make, prepare, ready
prepare for eating by applying heat

v invent

Synonyms:
trump up
Type of:
cook up, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture
make up something artificial or untrue

v devise or invent

Synonyms:
dream up, hatch, think of, think up
Types:
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idealise, idealize
form ideals
cook up, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture
make up something artificial or untrue
mythologise, mythologize
construct a myth
confabulate
unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
trump up
invent
spin
make up a story
vamp, vamp up
make up
Type of:
create by mental act, create mentally
create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

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