Translation of "contrive" - English-French dictionary

contrive

verb /kənˈtraiv/

to manage (to do something)

trouver moyen de
He contrived to remove the money from her bag.

to make in a clever way

trouver moyen de faire
He contrived a tent from an old sack.
contrivance noun

the act of contriving.

invention

something contrived (especially something mechanical)

dispositif
a contrivance for making the door open automatically.

(Translation of “contrive” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)