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devise

de·vise

devise

 
 
pronunciation:
dih vaIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: devised, devises, devising
definition 1: to invent or make (a plan, device, or solution of a problem), esp. by a fresh application of known information; arrange; contrive.
They devised a plan to outdo the opposing team.
 
synonyms:
arrange, contrive, design, form, formulate, invent
similar words:
brew, concoct, create, develop, hatch, improvise, lay, plan, scheme
definition 2: in law, to transfer (real estate) by a will.
similar words:
will
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a plan; contrive.
He had devised better than he knew.
similar words:
arrange, contrive, design
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derivation: deviser (n.)
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