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English verb: contrive

1. contrive (creation) make or work out a plan for; devise

SamplesThey contrived to murder their boss.
Design a new sales strategy.
Plan an attack.

ExamplesThey contrive to move

Synonymsdesign, plan, project

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally

Narrower (hyponym)concert, map, map out, plot

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

SamplesExcogitate a way to measure the speed of light.

ExamplesDid he contrive his major works over a short period of time?

Synonymsdevise, excogitate, forge, formulate, invent

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally

3. contrive (creation) put or send forth

SamplesShe threw the flashlight beam into the corner.
The setting sun threw long shadows.
Cast a spell.
Cast a warm light.

Synonymscast, project, throw

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)direct, send

Narrower (hyponym)shoot

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