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deviseverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈvɑɪz/
to invent something, esp. with intelligence or imagination: He devised a new way to treat mental depression. The committee is devising an agenda for the upcoming political convention.
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deviseverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈvaɪz/  us   /dɪˈvaɪz/
C2 to invent a plan, system, object, etc., usually using your intelligence or 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.

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deviseverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈvaɪz/
to use knowledge and imagination to think of or plan something: He set about devising a plan to revive the automaker and improve its profitability. She led a small team that worked for years to devise a way to create a silicon power amp for an earlier generation of cell phones.
LAW to leave someone money or property in a will (= document stating what will happen to someone's property after their death): devise sth to sb I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to my daughter Eva $10,000.

devisenoun [C]

uk   us   /dɪˈvaɪz/ LAW
property given to someone in a will (= document stating what will happen to someone's property after their death), or the part of a will that gives property to someone: He made specific devises of various items of furniture.
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