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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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She told no one, but concocted a `thrilling tale', and boldly carried it herself to Mr.
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He therefore held his peace on that head, but otherwise was quite frank and confidential with him, so that the two quickly concocted a little plan for both circumventing and satirizing the Captain, without his at all dreaming of distrusting their sincerity.
Dick anxiously watched us from his chair, we concocted a scheme in virtue of which we got him to work next day, with triumphant success.
Other inventors--some of them honest men, and some shameless pretenders--were brought forward with strangely concocted tales of prior invention.
Passepartout wandered for several hours in the midst of this motley crowd, looking in at the windows of the rich and curious shops, the jewellery establishments glittering with quaint Japanese ornaments, the restaurants decked with streamers and banners, the tea-houses, where the odorous beverage was being drunk with saki, a liquor concocted from the fermentation of rice, and the comfortable smoking-houses, where they were puffing, not opium, which is almost unknown in Japan, but a very fine, stringy tobacco.
Thou art not worthy to behold, even from afar off, the lustre of this most precious gem that ever was concocted in the laboratory of Nature.
Tristram, scolding him for the scanty tidings he had sent to his friends of the Avenue d'Iena, and begging to be definitely informed that he had not concocted any horrid scheme for wintering in outlying regions, but was coming back sanely and promptly to the most comfortable city in the world.
It is the most precious poison that ever was concocted in this world.
They assembled their wise men, and concocted the most ingenious constitution it is possible to conceive.
Upon that, agitated anew by their attachment to him, yet honourably disposed to her, Marian uncorked the penny ink-bottle they shared, and a few lines were concocted between the two girls.
Just when you have concocted an absurdly implausible tale about a man outside, the door opens, and a tall, severe-looking woman enters, carrying what at first sight appears to be a particularly skinny bolster, with the feathers all at one end.