con-, 强调。-coct, 来自cook的过去分词。即放在一起煎煮的，熬制。
- concoct:  To concoct an excuse is the same, etymologically, as to ‘cook’ one up. The word concoct comes from the past participle of Latin concoquere, a compound verb formed from the prefix com- ‘together’ and coquere ‘cook’. This was a derivative of the noun coquus ‘cook’, which was the source of English cook. The Latin verb developed several figurative senses, including ‘digest food’ and ‘reflect on something in the mind’, but ‘fabricate’ seems to be an English creation (first recorded in the late 18th century), developed from an earlier ‘make by mixing ingredients’.
- concoct (v.)
- 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.
- 1. I gave her a tip on how to concoct a new kind of soup.
- 2. And they had taken me so long to concoct.
- 3. How did the inventive chef ever concoct such strange dish?
- 4. It was the least controversial, most insipid topic I could concoct.
- 这是我能够编出来的最没有争议, 也最没意思的一个主题.
- 5. I began to concoct explanations of my own.
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