- 1concoct something to make something, especially food or a drink, by mixing different things The soup was concocted from up to a dozen different kinds of fish.
- 2concoct something to invent a story, an excuse, etc. synonym cook up synonym make up She concocted some elaborate story to explain her absence.
NAmE//kənˈkɑkt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they concoct
he / she / it concocts
past simple concocted
-ing form concocting