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Noun devise has 2 senses
  1. devise - a will disposing of real property
    --1 is a kind of
    will, testament
    Derived form: verb devise3
  2. devise - (law) a gift of real property by will
    --2 is a kind of
    gift; inheritance, heritage
Verb devise has 3 senses
  1. invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge - come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
    --1 is one way to create by mental act, create mentally
    Derived forms: noun deviser1, noun devising1, noun devisal1
    Sample sentence:
    Did he devise his major works over a short period of time?
  2. organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate - arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
    --2 is one way to initiate, pioneer
    Derived forms: noun deviser1, noun devising1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. devise - give by will, especially real property
    --3 is one way to
    bequeath, will, leave
    Derived forms: noun devise1, noun devisee1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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