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.

Usage Examples:

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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