Devise vs Undevised - What's the difference?

devise | undevised |


As a verb devise

is .

As an adjective undevised is

that has not been devised.

devise

English

(wikipedia devise)

Verb

(devis)
  • 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)

    Noun

    (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

    Anagrams

    * ----

    undevised

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • That has not been devised.
  • Synonyms

    * uninvented