invent-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: create or devise something for the first time through mental effort

In 2004, he invented a helmet made from coconut shell.
My grandmother invented the peanut butter, bacon and mayonnaise sandwich.
Galen invented the term 'gonorrhea' from the words for genital and flow.
We are inventing the organizations of the 21st century.
Prediction is hard, so instead I talked about inventing the future rather than predicting it.

VerbNet: create-26.4,preparing-26.3-1
FrameNet: Invention,Achieving_first
PropBank: invent.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: make up something fictional or untrue

That's quite a story you've invented.
She invents a new personality and new interests for each new boyfriend.

VerbNet: preparing-26.3-1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2