Meaning of “invent” - Learner’s Dictionary

invent

verb [ T ] us uk /ɪnˈvent/
Discos hadn't been invented then.I wish someone could invent a machine that does the ironing for you.The company invented a new class of heart drug.The system was invented by a French man.The wireless was first invented by Marconi in 1895.
NEW

B1 to design or create something that has never existed before:

We've invented a new game.
DECEIVE

B2 to think of a story or explanation in order to deceive someone:

She invented an excuse to leave.

(Definition of “invent” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)