devise vs excogitate what difference

what is difference between devise and excogitate

English

Etymology

From Middle English devisen, devysen, from Old French deviser, from Vulgar Latin devisō, from Latin dīvisō, frequentative of dīvidō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈvaɪz/
  • Rhymes: -aɪz
  • Hyphenation: de‧vise

Verb

devise (third-person singular simple present devises, present participle devising, simple past and past participle devised)

  1. (transitive) To use one’s intellect to plan or design (something).
    to devise an argument; to devise a machine, or a new system of writing
    • 1834-1874, George Bancroft, History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent.
      devising schemes to realize his ambitious views
  2. (transitive) To leave (property) in a will.
  3. (intransitive, archaic) To form a scheme; to lay a plan; to contrive; to consider.
  4. (transitive, archaic) To plan or scheme for; to plot to obtain.
  5. (obsolete) To imagine; to guess.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

Translations

Noun

devise (plural devises)

  1. The act of leaving real property in a will.
  2. Such a will, or a clause in such a will.
    • 1834-1874, George Bancroft, History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent.
      Fines upon devises were still exacted.
  3. The real property left in such a will.
  4. Design, devising.
    • 2010, Carl Anderson, Fragments of a Scattered Brain →ISBN, page 83
      I don’t know how I got to be so sour on life, but I’m constantly in solitary confinement of my own devise, []

See also

  • device
  • devising

Anagrams

  • sieved, viséed

Danish

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -iːsə

Noun

devise c (singular definite devisen, plural indefinite deviser)

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Declension

Further reading

  • “devise” in Den Danske Ordbog

French

Etymology

From deviser. The financial sense is a semantic loan from German Devise.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /də.viz/

Noun

devise f (plural devises)

  1. (heraldry) motto
  2. (finance) assets in foreign currency
  3. (finance, by extension) currency

Verb

devise

  1. inflection of deviser:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Further reading

  • “devise” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • dévies, évides, évidés, vidées

Spanish

Verb

devise

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of devisar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of devisar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of devisar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of devisar.


English

Etymology

From Latin excōgitāre, from ex- + cōgitāre (think).

Verb

excogitate (third-person singular simple present excogitates, present participle excogitating, simple past and past participle excogitated)

  1. To think over something carefully; to consider fully; cogitate.
    • The first organs which Gall excogitated, he placed in the region of the sinus; and it is manifest he was then in happy unacquaintance with everything connected with that obnoxious cavity.
    • 2007, M. F. Burnyeat, ‘Other Lives’, London Review of Books 29:4, p. 3
      Did he ponder the harmony of the spheres? Certainly not: celestial spheres were first excogitated decades or more after Pythagoras’ death.
  2. To reach as a conclusion through reason or careful thought.
    After many years of study, he excogitated a solution.
    • 1837, William Whewell, History of the Inductive Sciences
      This evidence [] thus excogitated out of the general theory.

Translations


Latin

Verb

excōgitāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of excōgitō

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