The definition of devise is to plan or create by thinking through.
To conceive or design:
Produced under strain; not spontaneous:
To send out into space; cast:
To cause to come into existence; bring into being; make; originate; esp., to make or design (something requiring art, skill, invention, etc.)
To contrive, devise, or invent by such thought
To make use of contrivance, adroit manipulation, or tricky and indirect methods in order to achieve one's aims
To use clever or deceitful means to obtain or achieve something.
Waste is defined as to destroy, wear away or use up.
Invent is defined as to create something for the first time, or to think up.
To make a scheme for; plan as a scheme; devise
To connive is to cooperate secretly to do something wrong or illegal or to encourage wrong or illegal behavior.
To make by combining various ingredients; compound
To make ale or beer as an occupation.
To manage or herd (horses or cattle).
To make, compose, or perform something extemporaneously.
To have in mind as a project or purpose
To lay a plan for.
Ruin is defined as to break or destroy something.
To bring (a plan, idea, etc.) into existence; esp., to plan in a secret or underhanded way; plot
Mawkishly sentimental; corny.
Stiffly or artificially formal; stiff:
To fashion or reproduce for fraudulent purposes; counterfeit:
To devise or invent:
To make secret plans for
Manipulate is defined as to move, arrange or control something in a skilled manner.
To move, lead, get, put, make, compel, etc. (a person or thing) by some stratagem or scheme
Manage is defined as to succeed despite difficulties or to control, influence or take charge.
To devise, plan, or plot artfully, esp. with evil intent
(Intransitive) To conceive or carry out a secret plan intended to harm; to form a plot or scheme.
To make or put together dishonestly or carelessly; fake
To make, build, construct, etc., esp. by assembling parts; manufacture
To plan, construct, or manage as an engineer.
To contend is to believe something is a fact or to deal with a challenge.
To plan for
To create (an argument or a sentence, for example) by systematically arranging ideas or terms.
To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
To succeed in accomplishing; bring about:
To make complete; perfect
To deliver or aim a blow; strike (at)
To bring about; make happen; cause or accomplish:
To carry into effect; administer (laws, etc.)
To resort to expedients for accomplishing a purpose; to contrive; to manage.
To manage or bear without disadvantage or risk to oneself:
To confer with another or others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement:
To pronounce; utter:
Design is defined as to prepare or plan something.
To plan (a course of action)
To deliberate; plan
To disrupt or break up the order, arrangement, or system of; throw into confusion or disorder
To tear down or break apart the structure of; raze.
To break up or spoil completely; ruin
To prevent the flow or passage of:
(Obsolete) To pass to a person by way of inheritance.
Produced or done with effort:
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