What is the opposite of contrive?

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Opposite of to contrive of (something) using skill or ingenuity
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Opposite of manage to do something foolish or create an undesirable situation
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Opposite of to create or produce something, typically a creative piece of work
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Opposite of to bring about or cause something to happen
“The president would end the policies enacted by his predecessor as soon as he was in office.”
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Opposite of to carry out a plan with a specific purpose in mind
“The developers would abandon the new update after it received a poor reception from the public.”
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Opposite of to obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect, complicated or intensive efforts
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Opposite of to strategically plan a course of action
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To prepare something in advance
“This worked out a lot better than I had planned, since I really did not plan anything in the first place.”
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(archaic) Opposite of to write or utter what is not true
“In Rain Man's film form, the repeated juxtaposition of dramatic moments with humorous situations produce informative meanings to help factualize the problems of autism.”
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(idiomatic) Opposite of to invent, create, or think of
“We would miss many great opportunities as we were not paying attention.”
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Opposite of to prepare or plan in advance
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Opposite of to produce or make (something) from whatever is available
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(look to or look at) Opposite of to hope for, or aspire to, a goal or dream
“Despite their flagging market position, they would refuse to improve their product in any way.”
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Opposite of to arrange or contrive
“The political consultant was prepared to play by the rules in order to get his candidate elected.”
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(of an event or activity) Opposite of to make arrangements or preparations for
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Opposite of to be able to accomplish
“I will fail to wake up that early to make the appointment.”
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Opposite of to obtain, arrange, or achieve by deceitful methods or by trickery
“He gave his time and energy to help me in finding justice, and for that, I am eternally grateful.”
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Opposite of to make or get ready
“Is it possible for you to rearrange your schedule so that you can perform most of your specific tasks at the time of day that you are most energized?”
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Opposite of to obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect, complicated or intensive efforts
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Opposite of to cooperate traitorously with an enemy
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Opposite of to write or draw up a preliminary outline of a document or speech
“When the evening's business with the President concluded, Bill rejoined Venecia and they returned to Blair House for a night of rest and to finalize his speech.”
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Opposite of to make or be made into a specific shape or form
“Goannas use a sideswipe with their heavy tail as their main weapon of defense and have been known to break the leg of a pursuing dog.”
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Opposite of to succeed in
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Opposite of to be creative or imaginative
“Lacking any creativity, he would merely imitate the works of other artists around him.”
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Opposite of to design or plan an approach for a given task or project
“Let's disregard any ideas for a new website design because it is just fine as it is.”
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Opposite of to perform, make, or do without preparation or knowledge
“Continue to apply your skills and experience to this role and there is no doubt that you will achieve success.”
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