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contrive

see definition of contrive
  • verbinvent, design
  • verbbring about, succeed with difficulty
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Synonyms for contrive

verb invent, design
  • concoct
  • devise
  • dream up
  • fabricate
  • improvise
  • manipulate
  • construct
  • create
  • engineer
  • fashion
  • forge
  • form
  • formulate
  • frame
  • handle
  • hatch
  • make
  • manufacture
  • move
  • plan
  • plot
  • project
  • rig
  • scheme
  • vamp
  • wangle
  • come up with
  • cook up
  • make up
  • throw together
  • trump up
  • whip up

Antonyms for contrive

  • break
  • destroy
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • forget
  • neglect
  • raze
  • ruin
  • stop
  • demolish
  • disorganize
  • waste
  • wreck
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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