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1    tr   to manage (something or to do something), esp. by means of a trick; engineer  
he contrived to make them meet     
2    tr   to think up or adapt ingeniously or elaborately  
he contrived a new mast for the boat     
3    to plot or scheme (treachery, evil, etc.)  
     (C14: from Old French controver, from Late Latin contropare to represent by figures of speech, compare, from Latin com- together + tropus figure of speech, trope)  
  contrivable      adj  
  contriver      n  
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1    concoct, construct, create, design, devise, engineer, fabricate, frame, improvise, invent, manufacture, wangle     (informal)  
2    arrange, bring about, effect, hit upon, manage, manoeuvre, plan, plot, scheme, succeed  

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contrived, contriver, contortive, contrite

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