definition: to invent or make (a plan, device, or solution of a problem), especially by a fresh application of known information; arrange; contrive.
example: They devised a plan to outdo the opposing team.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the transitive verb devise
devise + NOUN: ~ plan, ~ method, ~ procedure, ~ technique, ~ theory, ~ tool, ~ means, ~ mechanism, ~ algorithm, ~ instrument, ~ experiment, ~ test, ~ measure, ~ policy, ~ protocol, ~ guideline, ~ framework, ~ approach, ~ recipe, ~ formula, ~ rule