"devised" in the verb sense
1. invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge
come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
"excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
2. organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate
arrange by systematic planning and united effort
"machinate a plot"
"organize a strike"
"devise a plan to take over the director's office"
give by will, especially real property
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