Complete Definition of "contrive"

English
Etymology
Middle English contreve, "to invent", Old French controver (French controuver), from trover (French trouver), "to find".

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aɪv|-aɪv

Verb
en-verb|contriv|es
#To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to invent; to design; to plan.
#To make devices; to form designs; to plan; to scheme; to plot.

Derived terms
contrivance

Category:English control verbs

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