contrive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word contrive
con+tri+ve...focus on try..............try to invent something when your mom asked you where were you last you you tried to fabricate a story....or....in absense of our manage try to manage your home.......so try to attract somebody's attenation.....
Take it as Cant+Drive. He cant able to drive but he manages to drive but he manages it.. he has clever ways
Contrive=Cannot(con ) do but i try(artificially forcefully).
con(gather together)+trive(sounds like tribe); people in tribe gathered together to invent something.
he CONTRIVED a car and can't drive it...how can this happen??
Try to make it using Cambell Soup cans: CAN TRY
CON (can) TRI ( try or make a mental effort to) (I)nVEnt. (Add two "n"s to contrive)