devise vs organize what difference

what is difference between devise and organize

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.
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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

Alternative forms

  • organise (British)

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French organiser, from Medieval Latin organizō, from Latin organum (organ); see organ.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɔɹɡənaɪz/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɔːɡənaɪz/
  • Hyphenation: or‧gan‧ize

Verb

organize (third-person singular simple present organizes, present participle organizing, simple past and past participle organized)

  1. (transitive) To arrange in working order.
  2. (transitive) To constitute in parts, each having a special function, act, office, or relation; to systematize.
    • 1803, William Cranch, Marbury v. Madison
      This original and supreme will organizes the government.
  3. (transitive, chiefly used in the past participle) To furnish with organs; to give an organic structure to; to endow with capacity for the functions of life
    • These nobler faculties in the mind of man, [] matter organized could never produce.
  4. (transitive, music) To sing in parts.
    • 1828, Thomas Busby, A Complete Dictionary of Music
      Formerly , those Catholic priests who sung in parts : so to sing , was to organize
  5. (transitive, intransitive) To band together into a group or union that can bargain and act collectively; to unionize.

Derived terms

Translations

Further reading

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

Anagrams

  • agonizer

Portuguese

Verb

organize

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of organizar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of organizar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of organizar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of organizar

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