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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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concoct

verb
To use ingenuity in making, developing, or achieving:
Informal: cook up.
Idiom: come up with.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

concoct

[kənˈkɒkt] vt
(= make up) [+ excuse, explanation] → monter de toutes pièces, préparer
[+ drink, dish] → concocter, préparer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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concoct

[kənˈkɒkt] vt (food, drink) → mettere insieme; (lie, story, excuse) → inventare; (scheme) → architettare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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References in classic literature ?
Was he concocting a final plan of death for her and of perdition for himself?
Old Hannah never wearied of concocting dainty dishes to tempt a capricious appetite, dropping tears as she worked, and from across the sea came little gifts and cheerful letters, seeming to bring breaths of warmth and fragrance from lands that know no winter.
"And you," returned Sydney, busy concocting the punch, "are such a sensitive and poetical spirit--"
He was taking the examination in Materia Medica in July, and it amused him to play with various drugs, concocting mixtures, rolling pills, and making ointments.
Toddy was so nicknamed because of his diabolical cleverness in concocting toddies.
Occasionally she would draw near the candle and read from a yellow paper the recipe of the mess she was concocting.
Usanga had been continually interrupting their brief conversation in an attempt to compel the girl to translate it to him, for he feared that they were concocting some plan to thwart him, and to quiet and appease him, she told him that the Englishman was merely bidding her farewell and wishing her good luck.
The politics of opposition was only limited to concocting false stories, he added
The government warned Tuesday about the dangers of concocting or drinking soju mixed with wasps and other insects, which some people believe is good for their health.
TWO men standing trial for a claw hammer murder were yesterday accused of concocting lies in the direct aftermath of the "brutal killing".
THE Department of National Defense hit back at China on Wednesday, saying Beijing is very good at concocting stories after it accused the Philippines of committing acts of provocation in the disputed the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
Washington, January 6 ( ANI ): Food concocting - the making of strange food mixtures like mashed potatoes and Oreo cookies, frozen vegetables mixed with mayonnaise, and chips with lemon, pork rinds, Italian dressing and salt - is common among binge eaters, a new study has suggested.