To get a resolution about genocide passed, he devised a letter-writing campaign.
Somehow the British devised a range of sports heroically unsuited to the dreary local climate.
Rove, of course, was at a safe distance from the unfolding plot, which, either he devised or had simply spontaneously generated.
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.