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Synonyms for contrive
kənˈtraɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plan, project, contrive, design(verb)

    make or work out a plan for; devise

    "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"

    Synonyms:
    throw, see, protrude, design, visualize, figure, excogitate, jut, forge, propose, cast, externalise, plan, image, project, devise, fancy, visualise, stick out, invent, send off, picture, envision, jut out, externalize, formulate, be after

  2. invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge(verb)

    come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

    "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"

    Synonyms:
    excogitate, ruminate, work, fake, prepare, make up, develop, contemplate, muse, get up, organize, fabricate, forge, plan, speculate, throw, cast, mull over, think over, form, mould, invent, word, manufacture, mull, explicate, reflect, fashion, articulate, spirt, cook up, organise, meditate, hammer, counterfeit, chew over, shape, phrase, ponder, spurt, give voice, formulate, project, design, machinate, devise, mold

  3. project, cast, contrive, throw(verb)

    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:
    roam, project, flip, spue, redact, fuddle, drift, visualise, draw, cast off, have, image, wander, hurl, protrude, mold, cast, rove, put, bedevil, jut, throw away, frame, hold, confound, drop, vomit up, mould, roll, externalize, throw up, retch, purge, discombobulate, tramp, disgorge, cat, thrust, stray, stick out, propose, give, bewilder, shed, fox, fancy, shake off, make, devise, design, excogitate, see, range, vagabond, swan, visualize, picture, plan, chuck, formulate, ramble, forge, throw off, send off, throw, befuddle, regurgitate, vomit, jut out, externalise, hurtle, envision, spew, honk, regorge, invent, switch, figure, upchuck, be sick, barf, confuse, sick, couch, bemuse, puke

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contrive

    Synonyms:
    plan, design, arrange, fabricate, adapt, manage, scheme, devise, concert, adjust

    Antonyms:
    hit, hazard, run, chance, venture, bungle, overvault, overdo

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contrive(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    devise, plan, design, invent, project, hatch, brew, form, frame, concoct, COMPASS, fall upon, hit upon, strike out, chalk out

  2. contrive(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    scheme, plot, plan, consider, set one's wits to work, rack one's brains, cudgel one's brains, strain one's invention, cast about

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contrive(v)

    Synonyms:
    devise, concoct, invent, excogitate, scheme, plan

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How to use contrive in a sentence?

  1. Aristophanes, Wasps, 422 B.C.:

    This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never foughtShould contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native landNever to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand.

  2. Francis Bacon:

    For those who intend to discover and to understand, not to indulge in conjectures and soothsaying, and rather than contrive imitation and fabulous worlds plan to look deep into the nature of the real world and to dissect it -- for them everything must be sought in things themselves.

  3. Aristophanes:

    This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never fought Should contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native land Never to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand.


Translations for contrive

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  • تدبرArabic
  • bewerkstelligen, entwerfen, ersinnenGerman
  • تدبیر کردنPersian
  • improvisoida, heittää, suunnitella, keksiäFinnish
  • inventer, combinerFrench
  • ईजाद करनाHindi
  • intrigare, inventare, programmare, complottare, mettere su, architettare, escogitare, combinareItalian
  • ontwerpen, beramenDutch
  • improviza, inventaRomanian
  • замышлять, изобретатьRussian
  • tänka utSwedish
  • tasarlamak, icat etmek, yolunu bulmak, akıl etmekTurkish
  • 圖謀Chinese

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