devise devise  /dɪ ˈvaɪz/


  1. (n) a will disposing of real property
  2. (n) (law) a gift of real property by will
  3. (v) come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
  4. (v) arrange by systematic planning and united effort
  5. (v) give by will, especially real property


  1. We negate death to the point that a gentle man is forced to struggle without the use of arms or legs to devise a way to obtain and ingest cyanide.
  2. Since DJs normally join two turntables with a mixer, Pioneer still has to devise a new sort of mixer, one that can shift sound and video back and forth.
  3. It can also help us devise better ways of delivering social goods such as health care.


  1. Brent Batten: Airport director sounds early warning

    "I don't think you could devise a better recipe to kill an airport."
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Naples Daily News

  2. Russian Flood Barrier Is a Model for New York City

    Ever since Hurricane Sandy’s 3.3-meter sea surge drowned parts of New York City on October 29, 2012, scientists and engineers have been scrambling to devise a plan to protect the city against future storms. Two reports are due within a week, as the 2013 hurricane season gets rolling. One report, to be released this week, is from the New York City Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Scientific American

  3. Draghi Fails To Feed The EURO Bear

    In months gone by there would be a respite after the release of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls (NFP) report. That is to say, the market gave investors time to lick their wounds and devise a trading strategy during the first session following the employment headline release. Historically, the Monday after NFP used to be the "least" volatile trading day of the month. Kiss those days goodbye; Asia is ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. Alito noted that while fully binding on states and cities, the Second Amendment "limits (but by no means eliminates) their ability to devise solutions to social problems that suit local needs and values."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Samuel Alito Source: WBTV

  2. The fifth candidate, Paul, said, "the government does have a responsibility, but it's supposed to lower taxes, get rid of regulations and devise a monetary policy that makes some sense."
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Ron Paul Source: FOXNews

  3. After visiting a specially designed "green building" of a hotel chain in Delhi, Mrs Clinton said: "I am very confident the United States and India can devise a plan that will dramatically change the way we produce, consume and conserve energy and in...
    on Jul 19, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: BBC News

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