(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. prepare, invent, devise, contrive; brew; mix, cook; plan, make up, hatch. See preparation, falsehood.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To make by combining ingredients]
Syn. compound, prepare, formulate; see compose 3 , cook .
2. [To make up]
Syn. devise, plan, create, scheme; see invent 1 , plan 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
compound, invent, devise, create, *whip up, formulate, hatch, fabricate, *slap together, prepare, think up, dream up.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To use ingenuity in making, developing, or achieving: contrive, devise, dream up, fabricate, formulate, hatch, invent, make up, think up. Informal: cook up. Idiom: come up with. See MAKE.

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  • Concoct — Con*coct , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Concocted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Concocting}.] [L. concoctus, p. p. of concoquere to cook together, to digest, mature; con + coquere to cook. See {Cook}.] 1. To digest; to convert into nourishment by the organs of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concoct — index conceive (invent), contrive, create, feign, forge (produce), frame (construct) …   Law dictionary

  • concoct — 1530s, to digest, from L. concoctus, pp. of concoquere to digest; to boil together, prepare; to consider well, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + coquere to cook (see COOK (Cf. cook) (n.)). Meaning to prepare an edible thing is from 1670s.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • concoct — *contrive, devise, invent, frame Analogous words: *make, fabricate, fashion, manufacture: create, discover (see INVENT): conceive, envisage, envision, *think …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • concoct — [v] formulate, think up ad lib, batch*, brew*, compound, contrive, cook up, create, design, devise, discover, dream up, envisage, envision, fabricate, frame*, hatch, invent, make up, mature, originate, plan, plot, prefab*, prepare, project,… …   New thesaurus

  • concoct — ► VERB 1) make (a dish or meal) by combining ingredients. 2) invent or devise (a story or plan). DERIVATIVES concocter noun concoction noun. ORIGIN Latin concoquere cook together …   English terms dictionary

  • concoct — [kən käkt′] vt. [< L concoctus, pp. of concoquere, to boil together, prepare < com , together + coquere,COOK] 1. to make by combining various ingredients; compound 2. to devise, invent, or plan concocter n. concoction n. concoctive adj …   English World dictionary

  • concoct — /kənˈkɒkt / (say kuhn kokt), /kəŋ / (say kuhng ) verb (t) 1. to make by combining ingredients, as in cookery: to concoct a soup; to concoct a dinner. 2. to prepare; make up; contrive: to concoct a story. {Latin concoctus, past participle, cooked… …   Australian English dictionary

  • concoct — transitive verb Etymology: Latin concoctus, past participle of concoquere to cook together, from com + coquere to cook more at cook Date: 1675 1. to prepare by combining raw materials < concoct a recipe > 2. devise, fabricate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • concoct — concocter, concoctor, n. concoctive, adj. /kon kokt , keuhn /, v.t. 1. to prepare or make by combining ingredients, esp. in cookery: to concoct a meal from leftovers. 2. to devise; make up; contrive: to concoct an excuse. [1525 35; < L concoctus… …   Universalium

  • concoct — [16] To concoct an excuse is the same, etymologically, as to ‘cook’ one up. The word concoct comes from the past participle of Latin concoquere, a compound verb formed from the prefix com ‘together’ and coquere ‘cook’. This was a derivative of… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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