Definitions For Contrive


  • Come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
  • Put or send forth
  • Make or work out a plan for; devise
  • To form or think of (a plan, method, etc.)
  • To form or make (something) in a skillful or clever way
  • To make (something) happen in a clever way or with difficulty

Is Contrive a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Contrive is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Contrive in a Sentence

  • The prisoners contrived a way to escape.
  • He contrived a meeting with the president.

Synonyms for Contrive

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