Synonyms of contrive in English:

contrive


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verb

1‘his opponents contrived a cabinet crisis’

SYNONYMS

bring about, engineer, cause to happen, manufacture, orchestrate, stage-manage, create

devise, concoct, construct, design, formulate, plan, work out, think up, dream up, come up with, fabricate, plot, hatch

informal wangle, set up, cook up

procure

2‘Lomax contrived to bump into him as he left the house’

SYNONYMS

manage, find a way, engineer a way, arrange

succeed in

informal work it, swing it

archaic compass