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Words and phrases that have a meaning related to contrive:   (161 results)

Often used in the same context:
concoct, conspire, inveigle, connive, obfuscate, invent, conjure, suborn, aggrandise, dissimulate, bemuse, elide, enmesh, collude, unknot, philosophise, orchestrate, commodify, feign, backbite, bewitch, explicate, fabricate, satirise, bastardise, insinuate, manipulate, importune, pretend, embellish, beguile, extenuate, cogitate, bewilder, discombobulate, backstab, wangle, deconstruct, perpetuate, compartmentalise, prevaricate, sally forth, confecting, instigate, mangle, mythologise, sentimentalise, cohere, plagiarise, cadge, posit, dissemble, finagle, confound, prate, prettify, relativize, bamboozle, devise, bastardize, filch, stupefy, denude, ramify, chivvy, balkanise, stultify, ravish, disenchant, cajole, juxtapose, induce, coarsen, vivify, discomfit, outwit, conceive, contort, ennoble, scandalize, amuse, transmute, atomize, fictionalize, externalise, engender, mythologize, nobble, outmanoeuvre, interweave, betray, highjack, aggrandize, dramatize, frustrate, usurp, edify, verbalise, tu quoque, impute, traduce, analogize, serve, speak, think, be, cease, correspond, destitute, get, hath, hold, holds, respond, slew, subsist, will, abide, accords, acquire, affords, aud, suggest, diese, immoral, inhumane, snch, beft, belter, better, certain, dread, fuch, hetter, objectionable, some, such, sucli, sueh, these, untried, abhorrent

More specific:
concert, map, map out, shoot

Appears in the definition of:
concert

More general:
create by mental act, create mentally, direct, send

Synonyms:
cast, design, devise, excogitate, forge, formulate, invent, plan, project, throw

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— Nouns for contrive: day, ways, matters, means, creation, principles, opportunities, mischief, more...

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See contrive used in context: 19 rhymes, 8 Shakespeare works, 1 Mother Goose rhyme, several books and articles.

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