verb (used with object)
- concomitant strabismus
Origin of concoct
Examples from the Web for concocted
He means Benghazi, of course—a concocted conspiracy incomprehensible to most Americans.The Obama Scandals Are Desperate Measures by the GOP|Robert Shrum|May 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Frankly, I was one of those duped by Ambrose's concocted interviews.
Yes, there were sound bites, gaffes, and concocted controversies; there always are.
I realized he had concocted some fictional chain of events in his twisted mind.Busting a Cyberstalker: How Carla Franklin Fought Back—and Triumphed|Abigail Pesta|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His “strategists” have concocted a series of stopgap tactics.How Mitt Romney Can Win the First Debate With Obama|Robert Shrum|September 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
With a pail of sand, a broken lead-pencil and several bits of twig, the baby had concocted an engrossing game.Missy|Dana Gatlin
I was declared a brazen cheat who had concocted the most colossal lie of ages whereby to hoax an entire world for gain.My Attainment of the Pole|Frederick A. Cook
And so he called in Parson Sampson, and they concocted a billet together.The Virginians|William Makepeace Thackeray
No, a perfect alibi should ordinarily lead to grave suspicion of the man making it, for it is ordinarily a concocted fiction.A Chain of Evidence|Carolyn Wells
Then they told their concocted story about the summer-house, and related all that had subsequently occurred.Uncle Joe's Stories|Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugesson, First Baron Brabourne
Word Origin for concoct
1530s, "to digest," from Latin concoctus, past participle of concoquere "to digest; to boil together, prepare; to consider well," from com- "together" (see com-) + coquere "to cook" (see cook (n.)). Meaning "to prepare an edible thing" is from 1670s. First expanded metaphorically beyond cooking 1792. Related: Concocted; concocting.