v. digest; convert into nourishment by the organs of nutrition.
v. prepare by mixing ingredients, as in cooking; devise, using skill and intelligence
It really does make you look rather stupid and like you're trying to concoct something where nothing exists.
Could 100 percent of this report be false and concocted in truly Stalin-esque style?
Angelina Jolie concocted quite the potion for theaters this weekend.
Sentence in Classic:
One afternoon, walking with Pearl in a retired part of the peninsula, she beheld the old physician with a basket on one arm and a staff in the other hand, stooping along the ground in quest of roots and herbs to concoct his medicine withal.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
A second very obvious one is that this young man really is the heir of a great property, however modest his means may at present be, and it is not impossible that a plot to hold him for ransom might be concocted.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Dick anxiously watched us from his chair, we concocted a scheme in virtue of which we got him to work next day, with triumphant success.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Because I infinitely prefer the spontaneous spite to the concocted sugaries; now they are poison; when I begin saying what a fine fellow Clifford is, etc.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
He therefore held his peace on that head, but otherwise was quite frank and confidential with him, so that the two quickly concocted a little plan for both circumventing and satirizing the Captain, without his at all dreaming of distrusting their sincerity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Old Hannah never wearied of concocting dainty dishes to tempt a capricious appetite, dropping tears as she worked, and from across the sea came little gifts and cheerful letters, seeming to bring breaths of warmth and fragrance from lands that know no winter.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context