Devise - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈvaɪz|  American pronunciation of the word devise
Brit.  |dɪˈvaɪz|  British pronunciation of the word devise

noun

- a will disposing of real property
- (law) a gift of real property by will
- come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort (syn: contrive, excogitate, forge, formulate, invent)
- arrange by systematic planning and united effort (syn: get up, machinate, organize, prepare)
devise a plan to take over the director's office
- give by will, especially real property

Examples

They have devised a new method for converting sunlight into electricity.

...she quickly devised a new scheme when the first one failed...

devise a plan to take over the director's office

they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: devise
he/she/it: devises
present participle: devising
past tense: devised
past participle: devised
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