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Definition of Devise

  • To form in the mind by new combinations of ideas, new applications of principles, or new arrangement of parts; to formulate by thought; to contrive; to excogitate; to invent; to plan; to scheme; as, to devise an engine, a new mode of writing, a plan of defense, or an argument.
  • To plan or scheme for; to purpose to obtain.
  • To give by will; -- used of real estate; formerly, also, of chattels.
  • To form a scheme; to lay a plan; to contrive; to consider.
  • The act of giving or disposing of real estate by will; -- sometimes improperly applied to a bequest of personal estate.
  • A will or testament, conveying real estate; the clause of a will making a gift of real property.
  • Property devised, or given by will.
  • (law) a gift of real property by will
  • a will disposing of real property
  • come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
  • arrange by systematic planning and united effort
  • give by will, especially real property

How to use devise in a sentence. Devise pronunciation.

He had come to power too late to devise another course.
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With imagination already fired by the optimistic author, she began to walk about the room and devise romantic incidents.
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The personal fortune of M. de Camors, united to that of the Marquise, left no limits to the fancies which their imagination could devise.
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Then she plots, then she ruminates, then she devises; and what they think in their hearts they may effect, they will break their hearts but they will effect.
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Good hearts, devise something; any extremity rather than a mischief.
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Devise but how you'll use him when he comes, And let us two devise to bring him thither.
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He who devises evil for another falls at last into his own pit, and the most cunning finds himself caught by what he had prepared for another.
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The thing then was to discover what one was and one's system of philosophy would devise itself.
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One thing that struck him was how little under those circumstances it mattered what one thought; the system of personal philosophy, which had given him great satisfaction to devise, had not served him.
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Quant à l'Autriche, qui y a pris pour devise «diviser pour régner», son attitude ne laisse pas de doute.
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As a substitute for the usual padding of humbug, sycophancy and second-hand ideas, he bethought himself of philology, and he set himself to spring fragments of philological instruction (often far from sound) upon his reader in the most unexpected places, that his ingenuity could devise.
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Did he not, contrary to form of law, Devise strange deaths for small offences done?
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In your protectorship you did devise Strange tortures for offenders never heard of, That England was defam'd by tyranny. GLOSTER.
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Follow me, soldiers; we'll devise a mean To reconcile you all unto the king.
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Years gone, dear boy, there was a virgin grace Worth Homer's laurel under western skies To wander and devise.
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The real battle was fought there, around the Cardew mills, a battle where the loyalists were greatly outnumbered, and where the rioters fought, according to their teaching, with every trick they could devise.
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David hast said, Why did the nations rage and the peoples devise vain things?
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We must devise some other plan; I am sure that our fathers would not consent.
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It has remained for me to devise this protodyne apparatus by which I can reverse that process of decay and go forward in the table, so to put it-can change lithium into copper and copper into gold.
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The _best_ Being, he must _will_ the best of good things; the _wisest_, he must devise plans for that effect; the _most powerful_, he must bring it about.
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Examples of Devise

Example #1
One day, when this war was over, he would go alone, save for a faithful few, to deal with these tribes and peoples upon another plane than war; but here and now the only course was that which had been planned by Kaid and those who counselled him.
Example #2
For months before he came conscripts had been gathered in the Nile country from Rosetta to Assouan, and here and there, far south, tribes had revolted.
Example #3
A love story, of course-and why not one very like her own?
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It was a pursuit that demanded no apprenticeship, that could be followed in the privacy of home, a pursuit wherein her education would be of service.
Example #5
They arranged to live separately at Paris, though the Marquise's salon should be common to both; but their double influence would shine at the same time, and they would be the social centre of a sovereign influence.
Example #6
Madame de Campvallon was the confidante of all his projects, and added her own care to them; and both occupied themselves in organizing in advance their mutual existence, hereafter blended forever.