concoct

concoct
concoct VERB 1) make (a dish or meal) by combining ingredients. 2) invent or devise (a story or plan).
DERIVATIVES concocter noun concoction noun.
ORIGIN Latin concoquere 'cook together' .

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  • Concoct — Con*coct , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Concocted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Concocting}.] [L. concoctus, p. p. of concoquere to cook together, to digest, mature; con + coquere to cook. See {Cook}.] 1. To digest; to convert into nourishment by the organs of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concoct — index conceive (invent), contrive, create, feign, forge (produce), frame (construct) …   Law dictionary

  • concoct — 1530s, to digest, from L. concoctus, pp. of concoquere to digest; to boil together, prepare; to consider well, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + coquere to cook (see COOK (Cf. cook) (n.)). Meaning to prepare an edible thing is from 1670s.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • concoct — *contrive, devise, invent, frame Analogous words: *make, fabricate, fashion, manufacture: create, discover (see INVENT): conceive, envisage, envision, *think …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • concoct — [v] formulate, think up ad lib, batch*, brew*, compound, contrive, cook up, create, design, devise, discover, dream up, envisage, envision, fabricate, frame*, hatch, invent, make up, mature, originate, plan, plot, prefab*, prepare, project,… …   New thesaurus

  • concoct — [kən käkt′] vt. [< L concoctus, pp. of concoquere, to boil together, prepare < com , together + coquere,COOK] 1. to make by combining various ingredients; compound 2. to devise, invent, or plan concocter n. concoction n. concoctive adj …   English World dictionary

  • concoct — /kənˈkɒkt / (say kuhn kokt), /kəŋ / (say kuhng ) verb (t) 1. to make by combining ingredients, as in cookery: to concoct a soup; to concoct a dinner. 2. to prepare; make up; contrive: to concoct a story. {Latin concoctus, past participle, cooked… …  

  • concoct — transitive verb Etymology: Latin concoctus, past participle of concoquere to cook together, from com + coquere to cook more at cook Date: 1675 1. to prepare by combining raw materials < concoct a recipe > 2. devise, fabricate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • concoct — concocter, concoctor, n. concoctive, adj. /kon kokt , keuhn /, v.t. 1. to prepare or make by combining ingredients, esp. in cookery: to concoct a meal from leftovers. 2. to devise; make up; contrive: to concoct an excuse. [1525 35; < L concoctus… …   Universalium

  • concoct — [16] To concoct an excuse is the same, etymologically, as to ‘cook’ one up. The word concoct comes from the past participle of Latin concoquere, a compound verb formed from the prefix com ‘together’ and coquere ‘cook’. This was a derivative of… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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