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Synonyms for contrive

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

put or send forth

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Then turning to his first minister, who waited behind him with a white staff, near as tall as the mainmast of the Royal Sovereign, he observed "how contemptible a thing was human grandeur, which could be mimicked by such diminutive insects as I: and yet," says he, "I dare engage these creatures have their titles and distinctions of honour; they contrive little nests and burrows, that they call houses and cities; they make a figure in dress and equipage; they love, they fight, they dispute, they cheat, they betray
When you have done so we will contrive to arrange a rendezvous out of doors.
I'll contrive for you to see some of his cleverness.
You may well wonder how I contrive to pass my time here, and for the first week it was insufferably dull.
It is the care of some, only to come off speedily for the time; or to contrive some false periods of business, because they may seem men of dispatch.
When the brother heard of all this, and how a turnip had made the gardener so rich, he envied him sorely, and bethought himself how he could contrive to get the same good fortune for himself.
Blessed be the day and hour when I found you; cannot you contrive to let me into the sack for a little while?
It indeed is, as we have said, generally gainful for a person to contrive to make a monopoly of anything; for which reason some cities also take this method when they want money, and monopolise their commodities.
I must contrive to bear with you, you mean,' said I; 'for so long as I discharge my functions of steward and house-keeper, so conscientiously and well, without pay and without thanks, you cannot afford to part with me.
The captain was made large amends for the unpleasant minutes which he passed in the conversation of his wife (and which were as few as he could contrive to make them), by the pleasant meditations he enjoyed when alone.
In short, Fagin," he says, "Jew as you are, you never laid such snares as I'll contrive for my young brother, Oliver.
Chance forms the characters of the rulers of France, who submit to him; chance forms the character of Paul I of Russia who recognizes his government; chance contrives a plot against him which not only fails to harm him but confirms his power.
According to the BBC, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said that Olaso was found guilty of 'contriving or attempting to contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any event', adding that he is not eligible to participate in any tournament or competition organised or sanctioned by the governing bodies of professional tennis.
While the details of the case have yet to be disclosed, Savic was found guilty of "contriving or attempting to contrive the outcome of an event".
The other trials have so far shown that Contrive generally outperforms placebo pills in spurring weight loss; in one, for instance, study participants on the drug lost an average of 6 percent of their initial weight over one year, compared with just over 1 percent among placebo users.