"contrive" in the verb sense
1. plan, project, contrive, design
make or work out a plan for devise
"They contrived to murder their boss"
"design a new sales strategy"
"plan an attack"
2. invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge
come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
"excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
3. project, cast, contrive, throw
put or send forth
"She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"
"The setting sun threw long shadows"
"cast a spell"
"cast a warm light"
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