Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent] CONTRIVE VP NP1[agent] CONTRIVE NP2 When the entity contrived is an NP, it must be a process or action reflecting the planning sense rather than the creation sense below.
Did Stalin contrive to get power in the bargain?
Moisture, dust and debris will all contrive to ruin your engine.
It suits you to contrive to make adults lose their tempers.
He contrived an attack on their enemies.
She contrived a meeting between the warring factions.
She is contriving the death of her own son.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent] CONTRIVE NP2[product]
He contrived this water-pipe.
In 1820 he contrived the first cultivator for seed beds.
The word "Bible" was contrived by men.
This phony scandal was contrived by Democrats.
Some guru has been contriving some new digs on the north side.
She contrived a sort of couch.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3