V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: to create, invent or creatively think up an idea or plan
Synonyms: plan, arrange, design, invent, dream up, concoct, plot, collude, conspire
Tips: Devise means "to invent or come up with a creative and intelligent idea, solution, or plan." Devise is usually a positive word, but can be used in the negative sense to describe a plot that is concocted to do harm or undermine someone.
Last night I devised a plan to help turn this company around. (created, invented)
My assistant is devising the agenda for our next board meeting. (creating)
He is on the brink of devising a new therapeutic treatment for cancer. (inventing)
I would like each of you to try to devise a strategy for launching our new product line. (create, invent)
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