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  Definition of devise
  1. (law) a gift of real property by will
  2. a will disposing of real property
  3. come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
  4. arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director''s office"
  5. give by will, especially real property
Similar Words: invent, contrive, excogitate, formulate, forge, organize, organise, prepare, get up, machinate

 

Hyponyms: mount, put on, lay, set up, sandwich, spatchcock

 

Derivational Morphology: formula, conceptualization, conceptualisation, formulation, invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design, excogitator, planner, contriver, deviser, devising, fashioning, making, devisal, contrivance, inventor, discoverer, artificer, intrigue, machination, organization, organisation, constitution, establishment, formation, devisee

 

 
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