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Synonyms for contrivekənˈtraɪv

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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"

    throw, see, protrude, design, visualize, figure, excogitate, jut, forge, propose, cast, externalise, plan, image, project, devise, fancy, visualise, stick out, invent, contrive, 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"

    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, contrive, 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"

    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, contrive, 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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contrive(v. a.)

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

  2. contrive(v. n.)

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

Translations for contrive

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  • 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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