Synonyms of make something up
make something up
▷ See make
inventDictionary • She made up stories about him.
invent • He invented the first electric clock.
create • He's creating a whole new language of painting
construct • The boxes should be constructed from rough-sawn timber.
compose • He started at once to compose a reply to her letter.
write • She wrote articles for magazines in Paris.
frame • A convention was set up to frame a constitution.
manufacture • He said the allegations were manufactured on the flimsiest evidence.
coin • The phrase `cosmic ray' was coined by R. A. Millikan in 1925.
devise • We devised a scheme to help him.
hatch • accused of hatching a plot to assassinate the Pope
originate • No-one knows who originated this story.
formulate • He formulated his plan for escape.
fabricate • All four claim that officers fabricated evidence against them.
concoct • He said the prisoner had concocted the story to get a lighter sentence.
cook up (informal)
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• The phrase `cosmic ray' was coined by R. A. Millikan in 1925.
composeIf you compose something such as a letter, poem, or speech, you write it, often using a lot of concentration or skill.
• He started at once to compose a reply to her letter.
concoctIf you concoct an excuse or explanation, you invent one that is not true.
• He said the prisoner had concocted the story to get a lighter sentence.
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