Invent and Tell

Invent

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Invent verb – To create or think of by clever use of the imagination.
Tell and invent are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Invent".
Nearby Words: invention, invented, inventive, inventor, inventing
Synonyms for Invent

Tell

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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Invent and tell are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Invent" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

person invent person tell person
friend invent friend tell friend
fiction invent fiction tell fiction
name invent name tell name
Other nouns: way, plan, characters, world, story, history, version, names, stories.

Both words in one sentence

  • Staci, a contestant on season four is best defined by her tendency to continuously tell lies about her relatives inventing things that they clearly didn't invent such as swimming and log cabins.
  • Most comedians traditionally invent the act on the spot as they tell the joke, which turns it into an improv comedy exercise.
  • Area 51 Invent NASA and tell them to get off their fannies!
    Source: Area 51
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