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>Create or bring about (an object or a situation) by deliberate use of skill and artifice.

>To make something happen, especially by using clever or dishonest methods

Even though contrive often has a false or cunning feel to it, it is not always a bad thing. Mental effort is always required though, as contrive is often used in connection with inventing schemes and plans to make something happen.


>The author contrived a clever plot.

>He contrived to gain their votes.

>Schindler contrived to save more than 1,000 Polish Jews from the Nazis.

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