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Contrive (IPA: /kənˈtɹaɪv/)

Contrive (v. t.)

To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to invent; to design; to plan.

Contrive (v. i.)

To make devices; to form designs; to plan; to scheme; to plot.

Contrive Synonyms

Devise, Forge, Formulate, Invent, Excogitate

Contrive Synonyms

Plan, Project, Design

Contrive Synonyms

Throw, Project, Cast


Contrive in Spanish

Example Sentence (Quote)

"If a book come from the heart, it will contrive to reach other hearts; all art and authorcraft are of small amount to that." - Books

Example Sentence (Quote)

"In general those who nothing have to say Contrive to spend the longest time in doing it." - Speech

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