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As a society, we devise laws that are meant to make society a just place for all—but we fail so often.

U.S. military officials say Nagata helped devise much of U.S. special operations support for Jordan.

In 2007, curriculum experts began to devise the new Common Core standards with input from the states.

She has so many sexual partners—about eight different men a day—that she has to devise a scheduling system to keep them in check.

After seeing injuries to infant girl, suspects devise alibi.

To meet this heavy expense the ministers had to devise all sorts of expedients to raise money.

A more potent and public method of ridicule would be difficult to devise.

Thus the facts help us devise the number phrase, and the phrase helps revive the facts.

But the prince will devise such things as are worthy of a prince, and he shall stand above the rulers.

No lawgiver had ever been able to devise a perfect and immortal form of government.


On this page you'll find 137 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to devise, such as: arrange, come up with, concoct, construct, craft, and create.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.