Textual thesaurus for "contrive"

(verb) devise, excogitate, forge, formulate, invent

come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

(verb) cast, throw, project

put or send forth

She threw the flashlight beam into the corner; The setting sun threw long shadows; cast a spell; cast a warm light

(verb) design, project, plan

make or work out a plan for; devise

They contrived to murder their boss; design a new sales strategy; plan an attack