Definitions and translations for "contrive"

Definition of contrive

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Verb
1. To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to plan; to scheme; to plot.
2. To invent, to make devices; to form designs especially by improvisation.
3. To project, cast, or set forth, as in a projection of light.
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English - English - contrive

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v. devise, invent, concoct; succeed through stratagem; manage to do something

English - Spanish - contrive

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v. tramar, discurrir, elucubrar, fraguar, urdir; inventar, idear, ingeniar; confabularse, conchabar; ingeniarse, apañarse, darse maña, ser ingenioso

English - French - contrive

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v. s'arranger, créer, réaliser, réussir

English - German - contrive

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v. entwerfen, erfinden; zustandebringen

English - Indonesian - contrive

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v. menciptakan, mereka, membuat, menyusun, merancang, memikirkan, memikir, merencanakan, berusaha, mencari akal

English - Italian - contrive

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v. escogitare, ideare, trovare; inventare; costruire, fare; fare in modo di, trovare il sistema di, riuscire a

English - Polish - contrive

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v. wymyślać, obmyślać, wykombinować, kombinować, wycyrklować, poradzić sobie, potrafić, powodować, radzić sobie, wymyśleć, wymyślić, obmyślić

English - Portuguese - contrive

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v. idear, planejar, inventar; tramar; conseguir

English - Romanian - contrive

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v. inventa, născoci, aranja, combina, pune la cale, reuşi, descurca: se descurca, izbuti, face planuri

English - Russian - contrive

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г. изобретать, придумывать, замышлять, затевать, ухитряться, умудряться, справляться, устраивать свои дела

English - Turkish - contrive

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f. icat etmek, bulmak, tasarlamak, yapmak, başarmak, planlamak, ev idare etmek

English - Ukrainian - contrive

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v. вигадувати, винаходити, затівати, ухитрятися, видумати, виметикувати, вимислити, вимудрувати, винайти, коїти, метикувати, прихитрятися

English - Dutch - contrive

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ww. voor elkaar krijgen; bedenken; uitvinden

English - Greek - contrive

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ρήμ. εφευρίσκω, επινοώ, καταφέρνω, μηχανεύομαι, σκαρώνω

English - Arabic - contrive

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‏إستنبط، إخترع، تدبر، يوجد وسيلة، دبر، رسم خططا، لفق‏

English - Chinese - contrive

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(动) 发明; 策划, 图谋; 设计; 设法做到, 以计谋达成; 谋划

English - Chinese - contrive

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(動) 發明; 策劃, 圖謀; 設計; 設法做到, 以計謀達成; 謀劃

English - Hindi - contrive

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v. ईजाद करना, आविष्कार करना

English - Japanese - contrive

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(動) 工夫する; 企む, 企てる; どうにかやる

English - Korean - contrive

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동. 고안하다, 연구하다, 꾸미다, 그럭저럭 ...해내다, 일부러 저지르다, 일부러 초래하다, 꾸려 나가다

English - Vietnamese - contrive

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v. bày ra, trù liệu, đặt ra, tìm cách, âm mưu, xoay sở, trù tính
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Synonyms for contrive
1. arrange: manage, engineer, negotiate, afford, manoeuvre, manipulate, scheme
2. devise: concoct, design, formulate, invent, prepare, hatch
Verb forms for contrive
Present participle: contriving
Present: contrive (3.person: contrives)
Past: contrived
Future: will contrive
Present conditional: would contrive
Present Perfect: have contrived (3.person: has contrived)
Past Perfect: had contrived
Future Perfect: will have contrived
Past conditional: would have contrived