Associations to the word «Contrive»


CONTRIVE, verb. To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to plan; to scheme; to plot.
CONTRIVE, verb. To invent, to make devices; to form designs especially by improvisation.
CONTRIVE, verb. To project, cast, or set forth, as in a projection of light.

Dictionary definition

CONTRIVE, verb. Make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack".
CONTRIVE, verb. Come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light".
CONTRIVE, 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".

Wise words

In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.