|1.||[ verb ] come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort|
|Synonyms:||invent formulate forge contrive excogitate|
"excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
|Related terms:||create_by_mental_act invention planner invention formula inventor excogitator excogitation devisal|
|2.||[ verb ] arrange by systematic planning and united effort|
|Synonyms:||prepare organize machinate organise get_up|
"machinate a plot" "organize a strike" "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
|Related terms:||initiate lay set_up spatchcock mount sandwich organization constitution organization intrigue|
|3.||[ noun ] (writing) a will disposing of real property|
|4.||[ verb ] give by will, especially real property|
|5.||[ noun ] (law) a gift of real estate by will|
|Related terms:||gift inheritance inheritance law|