inventar

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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to create)
a. to invent
¿Sabes quién inventó la bombilla? - Sí, fue Thomas Edison.Do you know who invented the light bulb? - Yes, it was Thomas Edison.
2. (to fabricate)
a. to invent
Inventé un pretexto para que me diga su número de teléfono.I invented a pretext for getting her phone number.
b. to make up
Inventé una excusa para salir del aprieto.I made up an excuse to get out of trouble.
c. to concoct
El sospechoso inventó una coartada para explicar dónde había estado.The suspect concocted an alibi to explain his whereabouts.
inventarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (to fabricate)
a. to invent
Se inventó un gran pretexto con tal de no venir.She invented a big excuse to avoid coming.
b. to make up
¿Ahora qué excusa se inventó?What excuse did he make up this time?
c. to concoct
Tendremos que inventarnos un cuento para explicar cómo nos gastamos tanto dinero.We'll have to concoct some story to explain why we've spent so much money.
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inventar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (máquina, sistema)
a. to invent
2. (narración, falsedades)
a. to make up
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (general)
a. to make up
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inventar
transitive verb
(gen) to invent; [+plan] to devise; [+historia, excusa] to invent; make up; concoct;
pronominal verb
inventarse [+historia, excusa] to invent; make up; concoct
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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