Translation of "invent" - English-Spanish dictionary

invent

verb uk /ɪnˈvent/ us /ɪnˈvent/

B1 to design or make something new

inventar
Who invented the television?

to think of a story or explanation that is not true

inventar
I didn’t invent the story – everything I told you is true.

(Translation of “invent” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

invent

verb /inˈvent/

to be the first person to make or use (eg a machine, method etc)

inventar
Who invented the microscope?
When was printing invented?

to make up or think of (eg an excuse or story)

inventarse
I’ll have to invent some excuse for not going with him.
invention /-ʃən/ noun

something invented

invento
What a marvellous invention the sewing-machine was!

the act of inventing or the ability to invent

invención
He had great powers of invention.
inventive /-tiv/ adjective

good at inventing

inventivo
an inventive mind.
inventiveness noun

inventiva
inventor noun

a person who invents

inventor
Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone.
see also discover.

(Translation of “invent” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)