With members of the media present, the caucus makes them wait for seven minutes outside while they devise a game plan.
I am at this moment engaged in the humbling task of trying to devise a correct strategy in Afghanistan.
Obama has failed to defuse Republican opposition or devise a long-term plan.
early 13c., "to form, fashion;" c.1300, "to plan, contrive," from Old French deviser "dispose in portions, arrange, plan, contrive" (in modern French, "to chat, gossip"), from Vulgar Latin *divisare, frequentative of Latin dividere "to divide" (see divide). Modern sense is from "to arrange a division" (especially via a will), a meaning present in the Old French word. Related: Devised; devising.