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Verb contrive has 3 senses
- plan, project, contrive, design - make or work out a plan for; devise; "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"
--1 is one way to create by mental act, create mentally
They contrive to move
- invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge - come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
--2 is one way to create by mental act, create mentally
Did he contrive his major works over a short period of time?
- project, cast, contrive, throw - 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"
--3 is one way to send, direct
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something