Meaning of “invent” - Learner’s Dictionary

invent

verb [ T ] us uk /ɪnˈvent/
NEW

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

We've invented a new game.

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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)