Thesaurus

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

devise was our Word of the Day on 11/14/2014. Hear the podcast!


Learn More about devise


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up devise? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

smooth or hairless

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!