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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contrive  \Con*trive"\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  devices;  to  form  designs;  to  plan  to  scheme;  to 
  plot. 
 
  The  Fates  with  traitors  do  contrive.  --Shak. 
 
  Thou  hast  contrived  against  th  very  life  Of  the 
  defendant.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Contrive  \Con*trive"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Contrived};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Contriving}.]  [OE.  contriven,  contreven  controven 
  to  invent,  OF  controver,  contruver;  con-  +  trouver  to  find 
  See  {Troubadour},  {trover}.] 
  To  form  by  an  exercise  of  ingenuity;  to  devise;  to  invent;  to 
  design;  to  plan 
 
  What  more  likely  to  contrive  this  admirable  frame  of 
  the  universe  than  infinite  wisdom.  --Tillotson. 
 
  neither  do  thou  imagine  that  I  shall  contrive  aught 
  against  his  life.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  Syn:  To  invent;  discover;  plan  design;  project;  plot; 
  concert;  hatch. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  contrive 
  v  1:  make  or  work  out  a  plan  for  devise;  "They  contrived  to 
  murder  their  boss";  design  a  new  sales  strategy";  "plan 
  an  attack"  [syn:  {plan},  {project},  {design}] 
  2:  come  up  with  [syn:  {invent},  {devise},  {excogitate},  {formulate}, 
  {forge}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {project},  {cast},  {throw}] 




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