Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “devise”

devise

verb [T]     /dɪˈvaɪz/
C2 to invent a plan , system , object , etc., usually cleverly or using imagination : He's good at devising language games that you can play with students in class . The cartoon characters Snoopy and Charlie Brown were devised by Charles M. Schultz.Inventing, designing and innovationCreating and producing
(Definition of devise verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of devise

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Inventing, designing and innovation, but you might be interested in these topics from the Creating and preparing topic area:

Definitions of “devise” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

gastronomy

the art and knowledge involved in preparing and eating good food

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More