What are the antonyms for CONTRIVE?

Synonyms for CONTRIVE

Usage Examples for CONTRIVE

  1. Sam, who was expecting each moment to see the thieves come to blows, understood at once that this arrangement did not please Phil; but he made no further objection than to say: " If you wasn't so blamed careless I'd like to have you do a share of the hard work; but it's ten to one you'll contrive to let everybody know you are there." - "The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair" by James Otis
  2. Do what she would, she could not contrive, poor helpless child, to come at the drawer of the table unless she spoke out plainly, which she could not do, and she had been wheeled into the nursery before the opportunity offered. - "Bessie Bradford's Prize" by Joanna H. Mathews