WOTW: invent

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - invent

 

今週の #WOTW は ”invent” です. “invent” is a very creative word, which we like! Read on to learn what it means and how to use it.

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The main meaning of the verb “invent” is to create, make or design something that didn’t exist before.

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- If the exact word doesn’t exist, he just invents one.

- Tolkein invented a whole language, Elvish, for Lord of the Rings.

- Next to her was the original cinema camera invented by Lumière.

- We have the resources to be creative and invent innovative solutions.

- The wheel was invented in roughly 3,500 BC.

- Johannes Gutenburg invented the printing press around 1440. Reading glasses were invented soon after that!

- Whenever something new is invented, some people try to exploit it for evil purposes.

- Medical research leads to finding cures for diseases and inventing life saving devices.

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A related meaning of the verb “invent” is make up an idea, name or story, often to hide the truth.

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- She forgot to do her homework, but invented an amazing story about how it was eaten by her neighbour’s dog.

- He is a very quiet and private man, so people have taken to inventing funny stories about him.

- I have invented a name for my unique style of present wrapping - tripup.

- After supper, we sat around the table and invented scary stories.

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Other words in this word family include, invention (noun - thing) and inventor (noun person).

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発音は/ɪnˈvɛnt/ です。

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この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。

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