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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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This done, in profound silence they entered the room where he was asleep, taking his his rest after the past frays, and advancing to where he was sleeping tranquilly, not dreaming of anything of the kind happening, they seized him firmly and bound him fast hand and foot, so that, when he awoke startled, he was unable to move, and could only marvel and wonder at the strange figures he saw before him; upon which he at once gave way to the idea which his crazed fancy invariably conjured up before him, and took it into his head that all these shapes were phantoms of the enchanted castle, and that he himself was unquestionably enchanted as he could neither move nor help himself; precisely what the curate, the concoctor of the scheme, expected would happen.
This thing," I exclaimed, "is a contemptible falsehood- a poor hoax - the lees of the invention of some pitiable penny-a-liner - of some wretched concoctor of accidents in Cocaigne.
The director himself, a masterful puppeteer, takes on the role of an all-knowing Tiresias, a concoctor of a delicate network of concealed signs and allusions.