Devise vs Deliberate - What's the difference?

devise | deliberate |

As verbs the difference between devise and deliberate

is that devise is while deliberate is to consider carefully.

As an adjective deliberate is

done on purpose; intentional.



(wikipedia devise)


  • To use one's intellect to plan or design (something).
  • to devise''' an argument; to '''devise a machine, or a new system of writing
  • * Bancroft
  • devising schemes to realize his ambitious views
  • *
  • Thus, the task of the linguist devising' a grammar which models the linguistic competence of the fluent native speaker is to '''devise a ''finite'' set of rules which are capable of specifying how to form, interpret, and pronounce an ''infinite set of well-formed sentences.
  • To leave (property) in a will.
  • (archaic) To form a scheme; to lay a plan; to contrive; to consider.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • I thought, devised , and Pallas heard my prayer.
  • (archaic) To plan or scheme for; to plot to obtain.
  • * Spenser
  • For wisdom is most riches; fools therefore / They are which fortunes do by vows devise .
  • (obsolete) To imagine; to guess.
  • (Spenser)


    (en noun)
  • The act of leaving real property in a will.
  • Such a will, or a clause in such a will.
  • * Bancroft
  • Fines upon devises were still exacted.
  • The real property left in such a will.
  • See also

    * device * devising


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    (en adjective)
  • Done on purpose; intentional.
  • Tripping me was deliberate action.
  • Of a person, weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining.
  • The jury took eight hours to come to its deliberate verdict.
  • Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash.
  • a deliberate''' opinion; a '''deliberate measure or result
  • * Shakespeare
  • settled visage and deliberate word
  • Not hasty or sudden; slow.
  • * W. Wirt
  • His enunciation was so deliberate .


    * (intentional) unwitting


  • To consider carefully.
  • It is now time for the jury to deliberate the guilt of the defendant.