Contrive

Definition of Contrive

Con`trive´   Pronunciation: kǒn`trīv´
v. t.1.To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to invent; to design; to plan.
[imp. & p. p. Contrived ; p. pr. & vb. n. Contriving.]
What more likely to contrive this admirable frame of the universe than infinite wisdom.
- Tillotson.
neither do thou imagine that I shall contrive aught against his life.
- Hawthorne.
v. i.1.To make devices; to form designs; to plan; to scheme; to plot.
The Fates with traitors do contrive.
- Shak.
Thou hast contrived against th very life
Of the defendant.
- Shak.

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