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contrive

 
Verb contrive has 3 senses
  1. 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
    Derived form: noun contriver1
    Sample sentence:
    They contrive to move
  2. 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
    Derived form: noun contrivance6
    Sample sentence:
    Did he contrive his major works over a short period of time?
  3. 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
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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