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con·coct

 (kən-kŏkt′)
tr.v. con·coct·ed, con·coct·ing, con·cocts
1. To prepare by mixing ingredients, as in cooking.
2. To devise, using skill and intelligence; contrive: concoct a plan.

[Latin concoquere, concoct-, to boil together : com-, com- + coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]

con·coct′er, con·coc′tor n.
con·coc′tion n.
con·coc′tive adj.

concoct

(kənˈkɒkt)
vb (tr)
1. to make by combining different ingredients
2. to invent; make up; contrive
[C16: from Latin concoctus cooked together, from concoquere, from coquere to cook]
conˈcocter, conˈcoctor n
conˈcoctive adj

con•coct

(kɒnˈkɒkt, kən-)

v.t.
1. to prepare or make by combining ingredients: to concoct a meal from leftovers.
2. to devise; contrive: to concoct an excuse.
[1525–35; < Latin concoctus, past participle of concoquere to cook down, digest]
con•coc′tive, adj.

concoct


Past participle: concocted
Gerund: concocting

Imperative
concoct
concoct
Present
I concoct
you concoct
he/she/it concocts
we concoct
you concoct
they concoct
Preterite
I concocted
you concocted
he/she/it concocted
we concocted
you concocted
they concocted
Present Continuous
I am concocting
you are concocting
he/she/it is concocting
we are concocting
you are concocting
they are concocting
Present Perfect
I have concocted
you have concocted
he/she/it has concocted
we have concocted
you have concocted
they have concocted
Past Continuous
I was concocting
you were concocting
he/she/it was concocting
we were concocting
you were concocting
they were concocting
Past Perfect
I had concocted
you had concocted
he/she/it had concocted
we had concocted
you had concocted
they had concocted
Future
I will concoct
you will concoct
he/she/it will concoct
we will concoct
you will concoct
they will concoct
Future Perfect
I will have concocted
you will have concocted
he/she/it will have concocted
we will have concocted
you will have concocted
they will have concocted
Future Continuous
I will be concocting
you will be concocting
he/she/it will be concocting
we will be concocting
you will be concocting
they will be concocting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been concocting
you have been concocting
he/she/it has been concocting
we have been concocting
you have been concocting
they have been concocting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been concocting
you will have been concocting
he/she/it will have been concocting
we will have been concocting
you will have been concocting
they will have been concocting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been concocting
you had been concocting
he/she/it had been concocting
we had been concocting
you had been concocting
they had been concocting
Conditional
I would concoct
you would concoct
he/she/it would concoct
we would concoct
you would concoct
they would concoct
Past Conditional
I would have concocted
you would have concocted
he/she/it would have concocted
we would have concocted
you would have concocted
they would have concocted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.concoct - make a concoction (of) by mixing
amalgamate, commix, mingle, unify, mix - to bring or combine together or with something else; "resourcefully he mingled music and dance"
2.concoct - prepare or cook by mixing ingredients; "concoct a strange mixture"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
ready, prepare, cook, fix, make - prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
3.concoct - invent; "trump up charges"
cook up, fabricate, invent, manufacture, make up - make up something artificial or untrue
4.concoct - devise or invent; "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly"; "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"
idealise, idealize - form ideals; "Man has always idealized"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
cook up, fabricate, invent, manufacture, make up - make up something artificial or untrue

concoct

verb make up, design, prepare, manufacture, plot, invent, devise, brew, hatch, formulate, contrive, fabricate, think up, cook up (informal), trump up, project He said the prisoner had concocted the story to get a lighter sentence.

concoct

verb
To use ingenuity in making, developing, or achieving:
Informal: cook up.
Idiom: come up with.
Translations
يَخْتَلِق، يُعِدُّ حِساءً بالمَزْج
namíchatsestavitvymyslet
brygge sammenfinde påudtænke
kotyvasztösszekotyvaszt
sjóîa saman, búa til
išgalvotipramanaspramanytiužmaišyti
sadomātsagudrot
karıştırıp hazırlamakuydurmak

concoct

[kənˈkɒkt] VT [+ food, drink] → confeccionar; [+ lie, story] → inventar; [+ plot] → tramar, fraguar

concoct

[kənˈkɒkt] vt
(= make up) [+ excuse, explanation] → monter de toutes pièces, préparer
[+ drink, dish] → concocter, préparer

concoct

vt
(Cook etc) → zusammenstellen, (zu)bereiten; (hum)kreieren, zurechtzaubern
(fig)sich (dat)zurechtlegen; scheme, plan alsoausbrüten or -hecken; excuse alsosich (dat)ausdenken; new dress, hatzaubern

concoct

[kənˈkɒkt] vt (food, drink) → mettere insieme; (lie, story, excuse) → inventare; (scheme) → architettare

concoct

(kənˈkokt) , ((American) kon-) verb
to put together, make up or invent. I've concocted a new drink for you to try; The child concocted a story about having been attacked.
conˈcoction (-ʃən) noun
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Dames of elevated rank, likewise, whose doors she entered in the way of her occupation, were accustomed to distil drops of bitterness into her heart; sometimes through that alchemy of quiet malice, by which women can concoct a subtle poison from ordinary trifles; and sometimes, also, by a coarser expression, that fell upon the sufferer's defenceless breast like a rough blow upon an ulcerated wound.
Therefore what he gives (Whose praise be ever sung) to man in part Spiritual, may of purest Spirits be found No ingrateful food: and food alike those pure Intelligential substances require As doth your Rational; and both contain Within them every lower facultie Of sense, whereby they hear, see, smell, touch, taste, Tasting concoct, digest, assimilate, And corporeal to incorporeal turn.
So it is," said Cardenio; "and so uncommon and unexampled, that were one to attempt to invent and concoct it in fiction, I doubt if there be any wit keen enough to imagine it.
Nor need you hesitate, learned sir, on account of the necessary destruction of the gem; since the perusal of your folio may teach every mother's son of us to concoct a Great Carbuncle of his own.
But, delightfully as the wine looked, it was mingled with the most potent enchantments that Circe knew how to concoct.
He more than intimated that it was at his option to concoct a liquid that should prolong life for years, perhaps interminably; but that it would produce a discord in Nature which all the world, and chiefly the quaffer of the immortal nostrum, would find cause to curse.
The upper skirt will be made scanter, and finished with a frill; then the waist can be refreshed with the best parts of these wide flounces, and out of those new bits we will concoct a hat.
I wonder if it is possible to concoct a punch or a cocktail out of trade rum?
It was useless waiting for an opportunity, and useless trying to concoct a speech for the occasion.
As the immortal Alexis Soyer can make more delicious soup for a half-penny than an ignorant cook can concoct with pounds of vegetables and meat, so a skilful artist will make a few simple and pleasing phrases go farther than ever so much substantial benefit-stock in the hands of a mere bungler.
All made from scratch, often at the same time, under far more pressure than John Torode could concoct.
SPEECHLESS at The Traverse, Edinburgh A WORLD premiere for the Edinburgh Festival, Speechless is inspired by the best-selling book The Silent Twins by Marjorie Wallace, and tells the story of identical twins June and Jennifer Gibbons, who concoct elaborate roleplaying games in their bedroom but refuse to speak to anyone else.