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English-German translation for: invent
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Dictionary English German: invent

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VERB  to invent | invented | invented ... 
 
SYNO   to contrive | to devise ... 
to invent
4685
erfinden
to invent sth. [excuse, alibi]
296
etw.Akk. erdichten
to invent sth.sichDat. etw. ausdenken
to invent sth. [story, excuse, etc.]sichDat. etw. aus den Fingern saugen [Idiom] [etw. erfinden] [Geschichte u. ä.]
to invent sth. [story, explanation, etc.]sichDat. etw.Akk. aus dem hohlen Zahn ziehen [Idiom] [ugs.] [sich etw. aus den Fingern saugen]
to invent sth. [story, explanation, etc.]sich etw. aus dem hohlen Finger / Zahn saugen [Idiom] [ugs.] [sich etw. aus den Fingern saugen]
2 Words
to co-inventmiterfinden
to invent oneselfsichAkk. erfinden
to invent storiesfabulieren
5+ Words
If you didn't exist, I'd have to invent you.Wenn es dich nicht gäbe, müsste ich dich erfinden.
quote If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. [Carl Sagan]Sollten wir uns daher in den Kopf setzen, unseren Apfelkuchen von Grund auf selber zu machen, müssten wir erst das Universum erfinden.
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A 2010-08-25: Agree, you invent a story. But it'...
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A 2009-02-25: They didn't invent democracy eithe...
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A 2006-12-27: re-invent or reinvent?
A 2006-12-27: There's "We don't re-invent the wh...

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