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de·vise

 (dĭ-vīz′)
tr.v. de·vised, de·vis·ing, de·vis·es
1. To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive: devised a new system for handling mail orders.
2. Law To transmit or give (real property) by will.
3. Archaic To suppose; imagine.
n. Law
1.
a. The act of transmitting or giving real property by will.
b. The property or lands so transmitted or given.
2. A will or clause in a will transmitting or giving real property.

[Middle English devisen, from Old French deviser, from Vulgar Latin *dēvīsāre, from Latin *dīvīsāre, frequentative of dīvidere, to divide; see divide.]

de·vis′a·ble adj.
de·vis′er n.

devise

(dɪˈvaɪz)
vb
1. to work out, contrive, or plan (something) in one's mind
2. (Law) (tr) law to dispose of (property, esp real property) by will
3. (tr) obsolete to imagine or guess
n
4. (Law)
a. a disposition of property by will
b. the property so transmitted. Compare bequeath1
5. (Law) a will or clause in a will disposing of real property. Compare bequest2
[C15: from Old French deviser to divide, apportion, intend, from Latin dīvidere to divide]
deˈviser n

de•vise

(dɪˈvaɪz)

v. -vised, -vis•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to contrive, plan, or elaborate; invent from existing principles or ideas: to devise a method.
2. to transmit (property) by will.
3. Archaic. to imagine; suppose.
v.i.
4. to form a plan; contrive.
n.
5.
a. the disposition of real property by will.
b. a will or clause in a will disposing of property.
c. the property so disposed of.
[1150–1200; < Old French deviser « Latin dīvidere to divide; see device]
de•vis′a•ble, adj.
de•vis′er, n.

devise

1. the bequeathing of real property by will.
2. the clause in a will devising real property.
See also: Property and Ownership

device

devise
1. 'device'

Device (/dɪvaɪs/) is a noun. A device is an object that has been made or built for a particular purpose, such as recording or measuring something.

...a device that could measure minute quantities of matter.
...an electronic device.
2. 'devise'

Devise (/dɪvaɪz/) is a verb. If you devise a plan, system, or machine, you have the idea for it and you work it out or design it.

The challenge was to devise a proposal that kept costs to a minimum.
Year by year we devise more precise instruments with which to observe the planets.

devise


Past participle: devised
Gerund: devising

Imperative
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devise
Present
I devise
you devise
he/she/it devises
we devise
you devise
they devise
Preterite
I devised
you devised
he/she/it devised
we devised
you devised
they devised
Present Continuous
I am devising
you are devising
he/she/it is devising
we are devising
you are devising
they are devising
Present Perfect
I have devised
you have devised
he/she/it has devised
we have devised
you have devised
they have devised
Past Continuous
I was devising
you were devising
he/she/it was devising
we were devising
you were devising
they were devising
Past Perfect
I had devised
you had devised
he/she/it had devised
we had devised
you had devised
they had devised
Future
I will devise
you will devise
he/she/it will devise
we will devise
you will devise
they will devise
Future Perfect
I will have devised
you will have devised
he/she/it will have devised
we will have devised
you will have devised
they will have devised
Future Continuous
I will be devising
you will be devising
he/she/it will be devising
we will be devising
you will be devising
they will be devising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been devising
you have been devising
he/she/it has been devising
we have been devising
you have been devising
they have been devising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been devising
you will have been devising
he/she/it will have been devising
we will have been devising
you will have been devising
they will have been devising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been devising
you had been devising
he/she/it had been devising
we had been devising
you had been devising
they had been devising
Conditional
I would devise
you would devise
he/she/it would devise
we would devise
you would devise
they would devise
Past Conditional
I would have devised
you would have devised
he/she/it would have devised
we would have devised
you would have devised
they would have devised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.devise - a will disposing of real property
testament, will - a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die
2.devise - (law) a gift of real property by will
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
inheritance, heritage - that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
gift - something acquired without compensation
Verb1.devise - come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
2.devise - arrange by systematic planning and united effortdevise - arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
initiate, pioneer - take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
put on, mount - prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance; "mount a theater production"; "mount an attack"; "mount a play"
lay - prepare or position for action or operation; "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"
set up - begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.; "set up an election"
sandwich - make into a sandwich
spatchcock - prepare for eating if or as if a spatchcock; "spatchcock a guinea hen"
embattle - prepare for battle or conflict
3.devise - give by will, especially real property
bequeath, will, leave - leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate"

devise

devise

verb
1. To use ingenuity in making, developing, or achieving:
Informal: cook up.
Idiom: come up with.
2. To form a strategy for:
Informal: dope out.
Idiom: lay plans.
3. Law. To give (property) to another person after one's death:
Law: bequeath.
Translations
يَبْتَكِرُيَبْتَكِر، يَبْتَدِع
vymyslet
udtænkefinde påopfindetestamentereudarbejde
keksiälaatiasuunnitellatestamentata
osmisliti
hugsa upp
考案する
궁리하다
sukurpti
izdomātizgudrot
tänka ut
คิดขึ้นใหม่
nghĩ ra

devise

[dɪˈvaɪz] VT (= conceive) [+ strategy] → concebir, idear; [+ gadget] → inventar; [+ plan] → elaborar; [+ solution] → encontrar
to devise a way to kill sbtramar la muerte de algn

devise

[dɪˈvaɪz] vt [+ plan, scheme] → imaginer, concevoir; [+ machine] → inventer

devise

vt
scheme, stylesich (dat)ausdenken; way, meansfinden; planschmieden; strategy, policyausarbeiten
n (Jur) → Vermächtnis nt, → Hinterlassenschaft f

devise

[dɪˈvaɪz] vtescogitare, concepire, ideare

devise

(diˈvaiz) verb
to invent; to put together. A shelter / new scheme was hurriedly devised.

devise

يَبْتَكِرُ vymyslet udtænke ersinnen επινοώ idear laatia concevoir osmisliti escogitare 考案する 궁리하다 verzinnen finne på wymyślić idealizar разрабатывать tänka ut คิดขึ้นใหม่ tasarlamak nghĩ ra 策划

devise

vt. idear, inventar, considerar.
References in classic literature ?
Its language hath it devised for itself in laws and customs.
Had Napoleon's aim been to destroy his army, the most skillful strategist could hardly have devised any series of actions that would so completely have accomplished that purpose, independently of anything the Russian army might do.
Yet the old time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as "historical" in the children's library; for the time has come for a series of newer "wonder tales" in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated, together with all the horrible and blood-curdling incidents devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale.
I know the Sheriff has devised it to beguile us archers into some treachery.
I had always thought that the stories the sailors told of the famous valley of diamonds, and of the cunning way which some merchants had devised for getting at the precious stones, were mere travellers' tales invented to give pleasure to the hearers, but now I perceived that they were surely true.
This inequality would of itself be sufficient in America to work the eventual destruction of the Union, if any mode of enforcing a compliance with its requisitions could be devised.
Till the 25th October Crete, as all our planet knows, was the sole surviving European repository of "autonomous institutions," "local self-government," and the rest of the archaic lumber devised in the past for the confusion of human affairs.
IT WAS prettily devised of AEsop, The fly sat upon the axle-tree of the chariot wheel, and said, What a dust do I raise
When I devised this story, I foresaw the likelihood that a class of readers and commentators would suppose that I was at great pains to conceal exactly what I was at great pains to suggest: namely, that Mr John Harmon was not slain, and that Mr John Rokesmith was he.
Crux was thus comfortlessly divided into two separate residences, no more convenient arrangement than this could well have been devised.
If we consider the situation of the men on whom the free suffrages of their fellow-citizens may confer the representative trust, we shall find it involving every security which can be devised or desired for their fidelity to their constituents.
I have devised another scheme that might be resorted to in such a case; and if I could but obtain my brother's consent and assistance, I should not doubt of its success.