devise collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈvaɪz/

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invent a method of doing something


Adverbs frequently used with devise
specially: specially, specificallyThe office layouts have been specifically devised to facilitate communication.

Usage note

Devise is usually passive in these combinations.

cleverly: carefully, cleverly, ingeniouslyThe system was cleverly devised to appeal to participants of widely varying abilities.

Usage note

Devise is usually passive in these combinations.


Nouns frequently used as the object of devise
means, mechanism, method, plan, plan, policy, programme, scheme, solution, strategy, system, technique, way, wayScientists hope to devise better methods for predicting potential outbreaks of disease.
Other nouns/adjectives/verbs frequently used with devise
deliver, develop, implementWe help clients devise and implement appropriate strategies to enter and develop new markets.
 
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