Synonyms of devices


1. devices, inclination, disposition, tendency

usage: an inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase `left to your own devices'; "eventually the family left the house to the devices of this malevolent force"; "the children were left to their own devices"


1. devices, inclination, disposition, tendency

usage: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"

2. device, instrumentality, instrumentation

usage: something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

3. device, expressive style, style

usage: any clever maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"

4. device, gimmick, twist, maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre

usage: any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)

5. device, design, pattern, figure

usage: an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); "he was recognized by the device on his shield"

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