HyperDic: contrive

English > 3 senses of the word contrive:
VERBcreationcontrive, plan, project, designmake or work out a plan for
creationcontrive, invent, devise, excogitate, formulate, forgecome up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort / effort
creationcontrive, project, cast, throwput or send forth
contrive > pronunciation
Soundskahntray'v
Rhymesalive ... thrive: 23 rhymes with ayv...
English > contrive: 3 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningmake or work out a plan for; devise.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey contrive to move
Example"They contrived to murder their boss"
Synonymsplan, project, design
Narrowerconcertcontrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
map, map outplan, delineate, or arrange in detail
plotDevise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet)
Broadercreate by mental act, create mentallyCreate mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
Spanishplanear, planificar
Catalanplanejar, planificar
Nounscontrivera person who makes plans
English > contrive: 3 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningcome up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort / effort.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelDid he contrive his major works over a short period of time?
Synonymsinvent, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge
Broadercreate by mental act, create mentallyCreate mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
Spanishfalsificar, formular, idear, inventar, tramar
Catalanfalsificar, formular, idear, inventar, preveure, tramar
Nounscontrivancethe act of devising something
English > contrive: 3 senses > verb 3, creation
Meaningput or send forth.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsproject, cast, throw
NarrowershootSend forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
Broadersend, directCause to go somewhere
Spanishproyectar
Catalanprojectar

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