devise-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: come up with (a plan, idea, etc., by mental effort)

She devised a method to electronically restore Piero della Francesca's painting.
PTI has devised a comprehensive plan of action if something prevents staff from physically going to work.
She devised a control system to guide her business operations that became a standard in the design field.

VerbNet: establish-55.5-1
FrameNet: Invention
PropBank: devise.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: give by will, especially real property

I give and devise to my dear sister, Jane Mecom, a house I have in Boston.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3