plan or invent (a complex procedure, system, or mechanism) by careful thought:
a training program should be devised
a complicated game of his own devising.
leave (real estate) to someone by the terms of a will.
a clause in a will leaving real estate to someone.
(in sense 2).
/ -ˈvīzər/ n.
(in sense 2).
, apprise, apprize, arise, assize, capsize, chastise, comprise, demise, despise, devise, downsize, excise, flies, guise, incise, low-rise, misprize, outsize, previse, prise, prize, remise, revise, rise, size, surmise, surprise, uprise, wise
•archaize • heroize • ghettoize
•Judaize • bye-byes • disenfranchise
•propagandize • periodize • iodize
•merchandise • melodize
•gourmandize • methodize
•anthropomorphize • apostrophize
•elegize • analogize • syllogize
, mythologize, psychologize, tautologize, theologize
order, appoint XIII; assign by will; plan, contrive XIV. — (O)F. deviser
divide, dispose (of), design, contrive, discourse :- Rom. *dīvīsāre
, f. dīvīs-
, pp. stem of L. dīvīdere DIVIDE
A testamentary disposition of land or realty; a gift of real property by the last will and testament of the donor. When used as a noun, it means a testamentary disposition of real orpersonal property, and when used as a verb, it means to dispose of real or personal property by will. To contrive; plan; scheme; invent; prepare.
testamentary disposition. XVI. — OF. devise
) — medL. dīvīsa
, used for dīvīsiō