- to prepare or make by combining ingredients, especially in cookery: to concoct a meal from leftovers.
- to devise; make up; contrive: to concoct an excuse.
Origin of concoct
Synonyms for concoct
Examples from the Web for concocter
Historical Examples of concocter
Could it be that he was but a156 "poseur," a dealer in false words, a concocter of the non-existent?Europe After 8:15
H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
- to make by combining different ingredients
- to invent; make up; contrive
Word Origin for concoct
Word Origin and History for concocter
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.