Meaning of contrive
Pronunciation: (kun-trīv'), [key]
— v., -trived, -triv•ing.
- to plan with ingenuity; devise; invent: The author contrived a clever plot.
- to bring about or effect by a plan, scheme, or the like; manage: He contrived to gain their votes.
- to plot (evil, treachery, etc.).
- to form designs; plan.
- to plot.
- contrive (Thesaurus)