Definition of 'devise'
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How do you begin to devise policy for a world like that? Times, Sunday Times (2016)And try to devise solutions that help us address more than one thing at the same time. Smithsonian Mag (2017)The organisation’s primary concern when devising the scheme was to provide as many computers using as little energy as possible. Computing (2010)So we devised a plan to roll out a charging structure, while enabling them to share some of the upside. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An inventor in Finland has devised a new method of keeping dogs safe from wolves: little protective vests. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The system they devised contributed to a golden era of economic growth and stability. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You can devise a plan to help it happen. The Sun (2016)To devise an immigration policy is no easy thing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)People in various civilizations have attempted to devise schemes to look beyond the present. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Various ingenious methods have been devised for stirring large quantities in more than one container simultaneously. Secrets of the Soil (1990)It took me a year to devise the programme. The Sun (2013)He also devised a handwriting system using both small and capital letters for easier reading. Christianity Today (2000)You can also devise a plan to get you there. The Sun (2009)It was a scheme devised by an unknown power. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He could hardly be said to have "devised a feasible method for regular use. FINGERPRINTS: Murder and the Race to Uncover the Science of Identity (2002)They proved an insufficient defence for sterling so it became necessary to devise plans and calculations for devaluation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Engineers have devised a method for campers to recharge their phones using only the energy from an open fire. Times, Sunday Times (2013)All the different elements must be brought together to ensure that policy is devised and implemented in a coherent fashion. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Suisse, by claiming they devised structures that helped him to hide losses. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The next step involves devising a three-month programme that is individually tailored to suit your needs. The A-Z of Beauty Treatment (1994)It also helps you to devise a step-by-step fitness plan. The Sun (2010)Last year ministers devised a grand plan to secure the school's future. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I have devised this programme because it has worked with so many of my male clients. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When the new student funding system was devised in 2010 the figure was just 28%. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But it would be the first time that third parties would be asked to devise policy without the involvement of the Civil Service. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'devise'
British English: devise /dɪˈvaɪz/ VERB
If you devise something, you have the idea for it and design it.
We devised a plan.
- American English: devise
- Arabic: يَبْتَكِرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: idealizar
- Chinese: 策划
- Croatian: osmisliti
- Czech: vymyslet
- Danish: udtænke
- Dutch: verzinnen
- European Spanish: idear
- Finnish: laatia
- French: concevoir
- German: ersinnen
- Greek: επινοώ
- Italian: escogitare
- Japanese: 考案する
- Korean: 궁리하다
- Norwegian: finne på
- Polish: wymyślić
- European Portuguese: idealizar
- Romanian: a concepe
- Russian: разрабатывать
- Spanish: idear
- Swedish: tänka ut
- Thai: คิดขึ้นใหม่
- Turkish: tasarlamak
- Ukrainian: розробляти
- Vietnamese: nghĩ ra
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