GRE Word List

CONTRIVE

invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention

The meaning of the word contrive is invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention.

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