Part of speech:
Produced under strain; not spontaneous:
Produced or done with effort:
Mawkishly sentimental; corny.
Stiffly or artificially formal; stiff:
Design is defined as to prepare or plan something.
To send out into space; cast:
To have in mind as a project or purpose
To give forth; project
To fashion or reproduce for fraudulent purposes; counterfeit:
To devise or invent:
To contrive, devise, or invent by such thought
The definition of devise is to plan or create by thinking through.
Invent is defined as to create something for the first time, or to think up.
To make use of contrivance, adroit manipulation, or tricky and indirect methods in order to achieve one's aims
To make a scheme for; plan as a scheme; devise
To make secret plans for
Manipulate is defined as to move, arrange or control something in a skilled manner.
To move, lead, get, put, make, compel, etc. (a person or thing) by some stratagem or scheme
Manage is defined as to succeed despite difficulties or to control, influence or take charge.
To develop into:
To devise, plan, or plot artfully, esp. with evil intent
(Intransitive) To conceive or carry out a secret plan intended to harm; to form a plot or scheme.
To make or put together dishonestly or carelessly; fake
To use clever or deceitful means to obtain or achieve something.
To make, build, construct, etc., esp. by assembling parts; manufacture
To plan, construct, or manage as an engineer.
To contend is to believe something is a fact or to deal with a challenge.
To plan for
To create (an argument or a sentence, for example) by systematically arranging ideas or terms.
To connive is to cooperate secretly to do something wrong or illegal or to encourage wrong or illegal behavior.
To make by combining various ingredients; compound
To make ale or beer as an occupation.
To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
To succeed in accomplishing; bring about:
To make complete; perfect
To manage or herd (horses or cattle).
To deliver or aim a blow; strike (at)
To bring about; make happen; cause or accomplish:
To carry into effect; administer (laws, etc.)
To resort to expedients for accomplishing a purpose; to contrive; to manage.
To manage or bear without disadvantage or risk to oneself:
To confer with another or others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement:
To pronounce; utter:
To make, compose, or perform something extemporaneously.
To bring (a plan, idea, etc.) into existence; esp., to plan in a secret or underhanded way; plot
To conceive or design:
To plan (a course of action)
To lay a plan for.
To conspire is to work together and secret plans, or that events are happening that seem to lead to a particular situation or result.
To disrupt or break up the order, arrangement, or system of; throw into confusion or disorder
Waste is defined as to destroy, wear away or use up.
Ruin is defined as to break or destroy something.
To tear down or break apart the structure of; raze.
To break up or spoil completely; ruin
To prevent the flow or passage of:
(Obsolete) To pass to a person by way of inheritance.
To cause to come into existence; bring into being; make; originate; esp., to make or design (something requiring art, skill, invention, etc.)
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