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tr.v. con·fect·ed, con·fect·ing, con·fects
1. To make into a confection or preserve.
2. To put together by combining materials: a group of writers who confected a television series.
n. (kŏn′fĕkt′)
A sweet confection, such as candy.

[Middle English confecten, to prepare, from Latin cōnficere, cōnfect- : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]


vb (tr)
1. to prepare by combining ingredients
2. to make; construct
[C16: from Latin confectus prepared, from conficere to accomplish, from com- (intensive) + facere to make]


(v. kənˈfɛkt; n. ˈkɒn fɛkt)

1. to compose from various ingredients.
2. to make into a confection.
3. to construct; form; make.
4. a sweet confection.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin confectus, past participle of conficere to produce, effect]


Past participle: confected
Gerund: confecting

I confect
you confect
he/she/it confects
we confect
you confect
they confect
I confected
you confected
he/she/it confected
we confected
you confected
they confected
Present Continuous
I am confecting
you are confecting
he/she/it is confecting
we are confecting
you are confecting
they are confecting
Present Perfect
I have confected
you have confected
he/she/it has confected
we have confected
you have confected
they have confected
Past Continuous
I was confecting
you were confecting
he/she/it was confecting
we were confecting
you were confecting
they were confecting
Past Perfect
I had confected
you had confected
he/she/it had confected
we had confected
you had confected
they had confected
I will confect
you will confect
he/she/it will confect
we will confect
you will confect
they will confect
Future Perfect
I will have confected
you will have confected
he/she/it will have confected
we will have confected
you will have confected
they will have confected
Future Continuous
I will be confecting
you will be confecting
he/she/it will be confecting
we will be confecting
you will be confecting
they will be confecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been confecting
you have been confecting
he/she/it has been confecting
we have been confecting
you have been confecting
they have been confecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been confecting
you will have been confecting
he/she/it will have been confecting
we will have been confecting
you will have been confecting
they will have been confecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been confecting
you had been confecting
he/she/it had been confecting
we had been confecting
you had been confecting
they had been confecting
I would confect
you would confect
he/she/it would confect
we would confect
you would confect
they would confect
Past Conditional
I would have confected
you would have confected
he/she/it would have confected
we would have confected
you would have confected
they would have confected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nutsconfect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
confection, sweet - a food rich in sugar
candy bar - a candy shaped as a bar
carob bar - a bar of candy made with carob powder
hard candy - candy that is brittle; "you can break a tooth on that hard candy"
brandyball - a British candy flavored with brandy
patty - round flat candy
bonbon - a candy that usually has a center of fondant or fruit or nuts coated in chocolate
brittle, toffee, toffy - caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
butterscotch - a hard brittle candy made with butter and brown sugar
candy cane - a hard candy in the shape of a rod (usually with stripes)
candy corn - a small yellow and white candy shaped to resemble a kernel of corn
caramel - firm chewy candy made from caramelized sugar and butter and milk
candyfloss, cotton candy, spun sugar - a candy made by spinning sugar that has been boiled to a high temperature
dragee - sugar-coated nut or fruit piece
dragee - silvery candy beads used for decorating cakes
fondant - candy made of a thick creamy sugar paste
fudge - soft creamy candy
gumdrop - a jellied candy coated with sugar crystals
honey crisp - a crisp candy made with honey
mint candy, mint - a candy that is flavored with a mint oil
horehound - a candy that is flavored with an extract of the horehound plant
jelly bean, jelly egg - sugar-glazed jellied candy
candy kiss, kiss - any of several bite-sized candies
licorice, liquorice - a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant
Life Saver - a candy shaped like a small lifesaver
all-day sucker, lollipop, sucker - hard candy on a stick
lozenge - a small aromatic or medicated candy
marshmallow - spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar
marchpane, marzipan - almond paste and egg whites
nougat - nuts or fruit pieces in a sugar paste
nougat bar - a bar of nougat candy often dipped in chocolate
nut bar - paste of nuts and sugar on a pastry base cut into bars
peanut bar - bar of peanuts in taffy
popcorn ball - popcorn combined with a thick sugar or molasses or caramel syrup and formed into balls
praline - cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans
rock candy - sugar in large hard clear crystals on a string
rock candy, rock - hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint)
sugar candy - made by boiling pure sugar until it hardens
sugarplum - any of various small sugary candies
taffy - chewy candy of sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled until glossy
chocolate truffle, truffle - creamy chocolate candy
Turkish Delight - a jellied candy typically flavored with rose water
Easter egg - an egg-shaped candy used to celebrate Easter
Verb1.confect - make or construct
produce, create, make - create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"
2.confect - make into a confection; "This medicine is home-confected"
assemble, put together, tack together, set up, piece, tack - create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"
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