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General dictionaries General (30 matching dictionaries)
  1. contrive: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. contrive: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. contrive: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. contrive: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. Contrive, contrive: Wordnik [home, info]
  6. contrive: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  7. contrive: Wiktionary [home, info]
  8. contrive: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  9. contrive: V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary [home, info]
  10. contrive: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. contrive: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. Contrive, contrive: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. contrive: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  14. contrive: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. contrive: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Contrive: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Contrive: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. contrive: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. contrive: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. contrive: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. contrive: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. contrive: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. contrive: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. contrive: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. contrive: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. contrive: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  27. contrive: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  28. contrive: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (1 matching dictionary)
  1. CONTRIVE: Shakespeare Glossary [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. contrive: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. contrive: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. contrive: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (contrive)

verb:  come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort
verb:  put or send forth
verb:  make or work out a plan for; devise ("They contrived to murder their boss")

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Phrases that include contrive:   contrive to gain

Words similar to contrive:   cast, contrived, contriver, contriving, design, devise, excogitate, forge, formulate, invent, plan, project, throw, weave, more...

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