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Synonyms of devise

Noun


1. devise, will, testament

usage: a will disposing of real property

2. devise, gift, inheritance, heritage

usage: (law) a gift of real property by will

Verb


1. invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge, create by mental act, create mentally

usage: come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"

2. organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate, initiate, pioneer

usage: arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"

3. devise, bequeath, will, leave

usage: give by will, especially real property

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