concoct

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v concoct make a concoction (of) by mixing
    • v concoct devise or invent "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly","no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"
    • v concoct invent "trump up charges"
    • v concoct prepare or cook by mixing ingredients "concoct a strange mixture"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Concoct To digest in the mind; to devise; to make up; to contrive; to plan; to plot. "He was a man of a feeble stomach, unable to concoct any great fortune."
    • Concoct To digest; to convert into nourishment by the organs of nutrition. "Food is concocted , the heart beats, the blood circulates."
    • Concoct To mature or perfect; to ripen.
    • Concoct To prepare from crude materials, as food; to invent or prepare by combining different ingredients; as, to concoct a new dish or beverage.
    • Concoct To purify or refine chemically.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • concoct To digest.
    • concoct To purify or sublime; refine by removing the gross or extraneous matter.
    • concoct To ripen; develop.
    • concoct To combine and prepare the materials of, as in cookery; hence, to get up, devise, plan, contrive, plot, etc.: as, to concoct a dinner or a bowl of punch; to concoct a scheme or a conspiracy.
    • concoct To mature; ripen.
    • concoct To digest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Concoct kon-kokt′ to digest: to prepare or mature: to make up a mixture: to plan, devise: to fabricate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. concoctus, p. p. of concoquere, to cook together, to digest, mature; con-, + coquere, to cook. See Cook
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. concoquĕre, concoctumcon, together, and coquĕre, to cook, to boil.

Usage

In literature:

I knew Brown was concocting something, and he soon let out what it was.
"A Dweller in Mesopotamia" by Donald Maxwell
He therefore concocted with the young Navajo the sinister plan of murdering the old man.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
We concoct a story and then let it leak out.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
How dare you concoct such tales?
"Our Elizabeth" by Florence A. Kilpatrick
Are you now satisfied, or have you been able to concoct new schemes to postpone my marriage with Azalia?
"Bright-Wits, Prince of Mogadore" by Burren Laughlin and L. L. Flood
This was occasionally varied with a concoction of garlic and whiskey!
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The cheap scents are all mineral concoctions, and their use is more or less injurious.
"Food Remedies" by Florence Daniel
The story of a Fleet marriage was a concoction to bait the trap.
"Madame Flirt" by Charles E. Pearce
Curtis decided that both he and Tim had lied, and that this story had been concocted between them.
"Adrift in New York" by Horatio Alger
It was a glorious day for Madisonville when those six young mechanics met in the village barroom and concocted the plan for their society.
"Choice Readings for the Home Circle" by Anonymous
He had returned just as Farida Khouroglu was finishing the microfilm copies of Kato's ingeniously-concocted pseudo-data.
"The Mercenaries" by Henry Beam Piper
The venomous sentences which he had concocted during a sleepless night were all in order in his mind.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
Two hours later, flushed and excited, she hunted down Mrs. Budge, whom she found mixing savory concoctions in a huge bowl.
"Red-Robin" by Jane Abbott
She had none left wherewith to concoct a rebuke for the Cool Captain.
"Sword and Gown" by George A. Lawrence
He concocted fabulous tales for the illustrated supplements of the Sunday newspapers.
"A Book of Prefaces" by H. L. Mencken
Such wonderful inventions in conception, in concoction, and in completion!
"Speed the Plough" by Thomas Morton
She then gave him a cooling mixture which she had concocted.
"In the Rocky Mountains" by W. H. G. Kingston
I can't see how your brilliant mind concocted this whole scheme in almost no time.
"Badge of Infamy" by Lester del Rey
Half a lie, nicely mixed with a few truths, makes a concoction that the public swallows readily.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
What possible difference could the color of her gown make in any plan he might have concocted for her assistance?
"In Apple-Blossom Time" by Clara Louise Burnham
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In poetry:

Holy wine is good indeed--
But they concoct fireweed
Into galvanizing action
With exceeding satisfaction.
"Tonopah And Clergy " by Norman MacLeod
All loosely he's striding, the amateur's riding
All loosely, some reverie locked in
Of a "vision in smoke", or a "wayfaring bloke",
His poetical rubbish concocting.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Showed how tricks of the phrase, sheer metaphors could set
Fools concocting a myth, taking the worlds for things.
Do you think this a far-fetched
Picture? Go then about among
"The Country of the Blind" by C S Lewis
You need not deny it, and swear that no better
Concocted was ever in London or Paris;
Remember the praises you gave in your letter
Of cooking and eating you wrote to Miss Harris.
"Mrs. Merdle Discourseth Of Things Eatable" by Horatio Alger Jr
But this is concocted by rules so complete;
Though piquant, is healthy and easy digested;
And if you will note it as slowly we eat,
The contents I'll give for our friends interested.
"Mrs. Merdle Discourseth Of Hygiene And Fish Sauce" by Horatio Alger Jr

In news:

Here are a just a few examples of the creative concoctions being offered to attendees.
We previously knew Morris as the scrub-and-stethoscope-wearing entrepreneur accused of injecting people with concoctions of silicone-based Home Depot merchandise.
Liberals, conservatives alike decry concocted Chick-fil-A controversy.
Try one of these wacky concoctions.
When they meet up in the woods, they concoct a plan of revenge on the image-obsessed denizens of Spiff and its neighboring kingdoms .
Moda Operandi's artistic director can always be counted on for a camera-friendly concoction of layered colors and patterns.
The majority of products that claim to be spectacular are often times overpriced concoctions of cheap plastic and fragile filaments — far more pretty than they are practical.
This is the low -fat delicious lemony and fruity concoction Chef Alli made on Midday in Kansas.
MacDonald's arresting new CD is called Luscinia's Lullaby , and features eclectic instrumentation and soundscapes concocted by producer and sound designer Philip Strong.
Nevertheless, tequila is widely known for the flavorful mixes it helps create and distillers will be making an incredible array of margaritas and other concoctions.
I added a fruit pie to the concoction.
But the restaurant deserves another honor, for its creamy milk-shake concoction: the Binge.
Milkshakes are gloriously frosty, creamy, sweet concoctions made from ice cream, syrups and other empty calorie delights.
Milkshakes are gloriously frosty, creamy, sweet concoctions made from ice cream, syrups and other empty-calorie delights.
Who would have thought that something so simple…and simply divine, as the well-loved frozen-fruit concoction known as a smoothie, would remain an unblemished survivor 50 years after its inception.
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In science:

In such circumstances it seems hard to try to concoct a solution which is based only on neighborhoods of nodes.
Linear Phase Transition in Random Linear Constraint Satisfaction Problem
We again concoct extra events {ii′ j j ′} in the region C that were not taken into account in Ω.
A Bell Inequality Analog in Quantum Measure Theory
While concocting a theorem suitable for our needs, we discovered that the generalization to surfaces with boundary, under the assumption that the geodesics are all interior, is false.
Multiplicities of simple closed geodesics and hypersurfaces in Teichm\"uller space
Our proof consists of applying the intermediate value theorem to a certain continuous function which we concoct using proposition 3.3.
Multiplicities of simple closed geodesics and hypersurfaces in Teichm\"uller space
The idea of concocting an “information” plane, called the entropy-complexity plane, was advanced in order to use it as a means to ascertain the effectiveness of each of these two modus operandis.
Quantifiers for randomness of chaotic pseudo random number generators
Physics only ever accepts theories that are (more or less) unified, even though endlessly many empirically more successful disunified rivals can always be concocted.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
We can now artificially concoct a disunified, "patchwork quilt" rival, T*, which asserts that everything occurs as T predicts except for phenomena A, B and C: here T* asserts, in a grossly ad hoc way, that the phenomena occur in accordance with empirically established laws, LA, LB and LC.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
Indeed, Popescu and Rohrlich have demonstrated that one can concoct super-quantum correlations which violate the Cirel’son bound, while still maintaining consistency with relativistic causality .
Bell's Inequalities, Superquantum Correlations, and String Theory
Merritt & Poon (2004) built self-consistent cuspy, triaxial models with a single SMBH at the center and showed that such models could be concocted with a significant fraction of centrophilic orbits that would efficiently drive the hardening rate of a binary if it were present at the center.
Mergers of Unequal Mass Galaxies: Supermassive Black Hole Binary Evolution and Structure of Merger Remnants
Later, several studies built self-consistent cuspy, triaxial models with a single central SMBH and showed that models could be concocted with a significant fraction of centrophilic orbits that would efficiently drive the hardening rate of a binary if it were present (e.g.
Supermassive Black Hole Binary Evolution in Axisymmetric Galaxies: the final parsec problem is not a problem
The reader can no doubt concoct other possible situations represented, at least schematically, by a Hamiltonian of the type considered here.
Law of addition in random matrix theory
The work is painstaking, and perhaps not as much fun as concocting still more variations of the QRPA, but it is crucial if we are to reduce theoretical uncertainty.
Neutrinoless double beta decay and direct searches for neutrino mass
For instance, with suitable fluxes it is possible to concoct “small” tadpoles, and one can then define a second perturbative expansion, organized by the number of tadpole insertions, in addition to the conventional expansion in powers of the string coupling .
Issues on tadpoles and vacuum redefinitions in String Theory
It is also easy to concoct a longitudinal approximation to the three-point Green function that does lead to transverse polarization, e.g. a mass-weighted spectral representation, as described in the appendix.
A critique of the gauge technique
The fact that French mathematician Henri Poincaré preceded Einstein is not disputed. The problem lies with the twisted argument Einstein concocted to “derive” the Lorentz transformation. If the argument holds true, why doesn’t anyone bother to reproduce it today? 5.
On Lee Smolin's The Trouble with Physics
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