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1. devise

verb. ['dɪˈvaɪz, dɪˈvaɪs'] come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort.

Synonyms

  • contrive
  • create by mental act
  • excogitate
  • formulate
  • create mentally
  • invent

Antonyms

  • hop out
  • stand still
  • wane
  • decrease

Etymology

  • devisen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Devise

  • overprice
  • misprice
  • reprice
  • precise
  • concise
  • suffice
  • splice
  • matteis
  • excise
  • entice
  • deweiss
  • device
  • berneice
  • advice
  • twice
  • trice
  • thrice
  • stice
  • spice
  • slice
  • schweiss
  • pryce
  • price
  • preiss
  • kreiss
  • kleiss
  • grice
  • fleiss'
  • fleiss
  • bryce

How do you pronounce devise?

Pronounce devise as dɪˈvaɪz.

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Sentences with devise


1. Verb, base form
Like any other material, however, you can make this form of vinyl into whatever your imagination can devise

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
To assess costs, businesses devise a program budget.

Quotes about devise


1. Once, when a religionist denounced me in unmeasured terms, I sent him a card saying, "I am sure you believe that I will go to hell when I die, and that once there I will suffer all the pains and tortures the sadistic ingenuity of your deity can devise and that this torture will continue forever. Isn't that enough for you? Do you have to call me bad names in addition?
- Isaac Asimov, I. Asimov

2. But this I know; the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master--something that at times strangely wills and works for itself. He may lay down rules and devise principles, and to rules and principles it will perhaps for years lie in subjection; and then, haply without any warning of revolt, there comes a time when it will no longer consent.
- Charlotte Brontë

3. That's what education should be,"I said, "the art of orientation. Educators should devise the simplest and most effective methods of turning minds around. It shouldn't be the art of implanting sight in the organ, but should proceed on the understanding that the organ already has the capacity, but is improperly aligned and isn't facing the right way.
- Plato, The Republic

2. devise

verb. ['dɪˈvaɪz, dɪˈvaɪs'] arrange by systematic planning and united effort.

Synonyms

  • spatchcock
  • prepare
  • organize
  • pioneer
  • embattle
  • mount
  • put on
  • sandwich
  • lay
  • organise
  • get up
  • set up
  • initiate

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • undeceive
  • undress
  • slip off

Etymology

  • devisen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. devise

noun. ['dɪˈvaɪz, dɪˈvaɪs'] a will disposing of real property.

Synonyms

  • testament

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • fall

Etymology

  • devisen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. devise

noun. ['dɪˈvaɪz, dɪˈvaɪs'] (law) a gift of real property by will.

Synonyms

  • gift
  • heritage

Antonyms

  • summerize
  • disqualify
  • disorganise

Etymology

  • devisen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. devise

verb. ['dɪˈvaɪz, dɪˈvaɪs'] give by will, especially real property.

Synonyms

  • bequeath
  • leave

Antonyms

  • genuine
  • reduce
  • take away

Etymology

  • devisen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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