Translation of "contrive" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /kənˈtraɪv/ us

to arrange a situation or event, or arrange for something to happen, using clever planning

arreglar, lograr
Couldn’t you contrive a meeting between them? I think they’d really like each other.
Somehow she contrived to get tickets for the concert.

to invent and/or make a device or other object in a clever and possibly unusual way

Do you think you could contrive something for hanging my clothes on until I can get a wardrobe?

(Translation of “contrive” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /kənˈtraiv/

to manage (to do something)

ideárselas, ingeniárselas para
He contrived to remove the money from her bag.

to make in a clever way

idear, lograr
He contrived a tent from an old sack.
contrivance noun

the act of contriving.

invención, invento; estratagema
His current predicament is the result of his own contrivance.

something contrived (especially something mechanical)

dispositivo, artilugio
a contrivance for making the door open automatically.

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