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CONCOCT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does concoct mean? 

CONCOCT (verb)
  The verb CONCOCT has 4 senses:

1. make a concoction (of) by mixing
2. prepare or cook by mixing ingredients
3. invent
4. devise or invent

  Familiarity information: CONCOCT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONCOCT (verb)


Sense 1concoct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a concoction (of) by mixing

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "concoct" is one way to...):

amalgamate; commix; mingle; mix; unify (to bring or combine together or with something else)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2concoct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prepare or cook by mixing ingredients

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

cook up; concoct

Context example:

concoct a strange mixture

Hypernyms (to "concoct" is one way to...):

cook; fix; make; prepare; ready (prepare for eating by applying heat)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3concoct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Invent

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

trump up; concoct

Context example:

trump up charges

Hypernyms (to "concoct" is one way to...):

cook up; fabricate; invent; make up; manufacture (make up something artificial or untrue)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4concoct [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Devise or invent

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

think up; dream up; hatch; concoct; think of

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "concoct" is one way to...):

create by mental act; create mentally (create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "concoct"):

idealise; idealize (form ideals)

cook up; fabricate; invent; make up; manufacture (make up something artificial or untrue)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

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


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