|part of speech:
||contrives, contriving, contrived
||to plan in a clever way; invent.
I contrived a surprise birthday party for both of my friends.He contrived a story about what he saw on the way home.
- create, devise, invent
- similar words:
- brew, dream up, imagine, maneuver, plan, scheme, think up
||arrange, calculate, conceive, form, invent, lay, manage, manufacture, think, work
||contrivable (adj.), contriver (n.)