devise vs prepare what difference

what is difference between devise and prepare

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

Borrowed from Middle French preparer, from Classical Latin praeparāre (make ready in advance), from prae- (pre-) + parāre (make ready).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pɹɪˈpɛə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /pɹɪˈpɛəɹ/, /pɹəˈpɛəɹ/

Verb

prepare (third-person singular simple present prepares, present participle preparing, simple past and past participle prepared)

  1. (transitive) To make ready for a specific future purpose; to set up; to assemble or equip.
    • that they may prepare a city for habitation
    • our souls, not yet prepared for upper light
  2. (transitive) To make ready for eating or drinking; to cook.
  3. (intransitive) To make oneself ready; to get ready, make preparation.
  4. (transitive) To produce or make by combining elements; to synthesize, compound.

Usage notes

  • This is a catenative verb that can take a following verb in its to + infinitive form. See Appendix:English catenative verbs

Synonyms

  • busk (obsolete), graith (obsolete), ready, yark (obsolete)

Related terms

  • preparation

Derived terms

  • if you want peace, prepare for war (proverb)

Translations

Noun

prepare

  1. (obsolete) preparation
    • 1595, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 3, IV. i. 130:
      Go levy men, and make prepare for war;

Anagrams

  • paperer, repaper

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French préparer (prepare), from Latin praeparāre (make ready in advance), from prae- (pre-) + parāre (make ready).

Verb

prepare

  1. prepare

Portuguese

Verb

prepare

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

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [preˈpare]

Verb

prepare

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of prepara
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of prepara

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɾeˈpaɾe/, [pɾeˈpa.ɾe]

Verb

prepare

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

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