invent

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪnˈvɛnt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪnˈvɛnt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(in vent)


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invent

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
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  1. [who, he] invented the [internet, light bulb, steam engine]
  2. invented [radio, television, steam power]
  3. a [scientist, engineer, student] invented (it)
  4. invented by a [scientist]
  5. was [said, thought, claimed] to have invented
  6. is credited with inventing
  7. invent [a new, an easier, a better, a healthier] way (to)
  8. invent new [ways, concepts, products, gadgets]
  9. invent new [ways] to [buy, sell, offer, promote, service, convenience]
  10. was invented to [improve, help, combat, ensure, provide, clean]
  11. [first, previously] invented in [1850, France]
  12. invent [an excuse, an alibi, a reason, a story]
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