Student Thesaurus

One entry found for contrive.
Entry Word: contrive
Function: verb
Text: 1 to create or think of by clever use of the imagination <contrived abstract metal sculptures using old household utensils> -- see INVENT
2 to engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends <the mischievous boys were always contriving and trying to pull the prank that would be the talk of the school> -- see PLOT
3 to plan out usually with subtle skill or care <contrived a way of helping the needy family without their knowing it> -- see ENGINEER