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devise

Pronunciation: /dɪˈvaɪz/

Translation of devise in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (invent) [plan/method/system] idear, crear, concebir*; [machine/tool] inventar it's a gadget of his own devising es un aparato que él mismo inventó
    Example sentences
    • Another system that devises methods to avoid errors is user-centered design.
    • The sheer scale of the plans devised by this team required the support of thousands of service personnel and civilians.
    • Third, it provides an opportunity for effective user involvement, as the patients assist in devising their own care plan.
  • 2 (bequeath) [Law/Derecho] to devise sth to sb legar* algo a algn
    Example sentences
    • All the residue of my estate, including real and personal property, I give, devise, and bequeath to Earlham College.
    • All persons of sound mind are competent to bequeath and devise real and personal estate, excepting infants and married women.

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