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devise

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of devise

  1. to create or think of by clever use of the imagination <she quickly devised a new scheme when the first one failed> Synonyms concoct, construct, contrive, cook (up), invent, drum up, excogitate, fabricate, make up, manufacture, think (up), trump up, vamp (up)Related Words coin, design, hatch, produce; daydream, dream, fantasize; conceive, envisage, envision, imagine, picture, vision, visualize; ad-lib, extemporize, improviseNear Antonyms clone, copy, copycat, duplicate, imitate, mimic, reduplicate, replicate, reproduce




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