Definition of patent verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

patent

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈpætnt//
 
patent somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they patent
 
he / she / it patents
 
past simple patented
 
-ing form patenting
 
 
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to obtain a patent for an invention or a process
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: patent