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Synonyms for contrive

Synonyms for (verb) contrive

Synonyms: devise, contrive, excogitate, forge, formulate, invent Definition: come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort Usage: excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

Similar words: create by mental act, create mentally Definition: create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

Synonyms: cast, contrive, throw, project Definition: put or send forth Usage: She threw the flashlight beam into the corner; The setting sun threw long shadows; cast a spell; cast a warm light

Similar words: send, direct Definition: cause to go somewhere Usage: The explosion sent the car flying in the air; She sent her children to camp; He directed all his energies into his dissertation

Synonyms: contrive, design, project, plan Definition: make or work out a plan for; devise Usage: They contrived to murder their boss; design a new sales strategy; plan an attack

Similar words: create by mental act, create mentally Definition: create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands