contrive definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To plan with cleverness or ingenuity; create: contrive how to amuse the kids.
    • To create or fabricate, especially by improvisation: contrived a-swing from hanging vines.
    • To plan with bad intent; scheme: contrived a plot to seize power.
    • to result in, as by scheming; manage: somehow contrived getting past the guards undetected.
    • To form by a workout of ingenuity; to create; to invent; to style; to prepare.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to create programs or schemes.
    • to create products; to form styles; to prepare; to scheme; to story.
  • verb:
    • to make by a fitness of ingenuity; to develop; to plan; to scheme; to land.
    • To create, to produce devices; to create designs especially by improvisation.
    • To project, cast, or established, like in a projection of light.
    • place or deliver forth
    • make or exercise an agenda for; devise
    • produce (a concept, plan, explanation, concept, or concept) after a mental energy
  • others:
    • To create; create; plan.
    • to control, by a device, stratagem, program, or system: with an infinitive as item: as, he contrived to gain his point.
    • Synonyms to style, project, story, concoct, hatch, kind, framework, brew.
    • To form systems or styles; plan; plan.
    • To wear away; spend.
    • To make down; find; imagine: because, exactly what had become of him i really could maybe not contrive.

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