devise vs machinate what difference

what is difference between devise and machinate

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 machinatus, past participle of machinor (to contrive, plan, devise, plot, scheme), from machina (a machine, contrivance, device, scheme); see machine.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmækɪneɪt/, /ˈmæʃɪneɪt/

Verb

machinate (third-person singular simple present machinates, present participle machinating, simple past and past participle machinated)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To devise a plot or secret plan; to conspire.
    • 2011, Ian Douglas Robertson, Turtle Hawks
      Had she already managed to machinate a cushy job for her husband?

Related terms

  • machine
  • machination

See also

  • plot
  • conspire
  • plan

Further reading

  • machinate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • machinate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • anathemic

Latin

Participle

māchināte

  1. vocative masculine singular of māchinātus

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