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Concoct (to invent) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the verb concoct

What does concoct mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: concocted | concocting | concocts

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

Alternative definition of the verb concoct


  1. to prepare something by mixing various ingredients, especially to prepare food for cooking
  2. to contrive something using skill or ingenuity

Definition of the verb concoct for high school students

    to fabricate, make up
    • example: She concocted the most ridiculous story to explain her absence.

The verb concoct is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for concoct

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Google previewCliffsTestPrep Officer Candidate Tests (2007)

by Fred N Grayson

Concoct means to create or come up with, like in the sentence “The two boys concocted a plan to skip 5. A. Assimilate means to absorb or take in. If a group of individuals successfully assimilates, then they have converged and incorporated ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Invariably—always Invasive corruption—canker Invasive Japanese plant— knotweed Invent—innovate, think up, devise Invent a false excuse—trump up Invent a story or plan—concoct, fabricate Invent an excuse—concoct Invent specious ...

Google previewThe Imperial Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1901)

A New and Exhaustive Work of Reference to the English Language, Defining Over 250,000 Words, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Pronunciation and Use. Comprising a General Encyclopaedia of Art, Science, Invention and Discovery; a Gazetteer and Atlas of the World; a Compendious Dictionary of Universal Biography, Etc by Robert Hunter

[Concoct, v.] A. An pa. par.: In senses corresponding to those of the verb .

Google previewAdvanced Learners' Dictionary (1998)

by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton

concoct (kan'kokt) vb 1 prepare (food, etc. ) by combining different ingredients. 2 invent: concoct a story concoction n < Latin com- + coquere to cook. concomitant (kan'komitant) adj accompanying, esp.

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Usage statistics about concoct

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb concoct:


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Scrabble value of C3O1N1C3O1C3T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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