think out; plan; conceive; invent
"excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
"machinate a plot"
"organize a strike"
"devise a plan to take over the director's office"
How suttly to detain thee I devise.
She could devise some means to persuade him.
出自： W. S. Maugham
A foundation for that particular soil had to be devised to bear the load of any building we wanted to build.
出自： F. L. Wright
He and Roberta would devise adventure stories.
出自： K. Moore