Con`trive´   Pronunciation: kǒn`trīv´
v. t.1.To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to invent; to design; to plan.
[imp. & p. p. Contrived ; p. pr. & vb. n. Contriving.]
neither do thou imagine that I shall contrive aught against his life.
- Hawthorne.
v. i.1.To make devices; to form designs; to plan; to scheme; to plot.
The Fates with traitors do contrive.
- Shak.
Verb1.contrive - make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
Synonyms: design, plan, project
2.contrive - come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
3.contrive - put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"
Synonyms: cast, throw, project
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