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  • 1 devise — de·vise 1 /di vīz/ vt de·vised, de·vis·ing [Anglo French deviser to divide, share, bequeath, ultimately from Latin dividere to divide]: to give (property) by will; specif: to give (real property) by will compare alienate, bequeath, convey …

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  • 2 contrive — I verb arrange, cause, collude, compose, conceive, concoct, connive, consider, conspire, counterplot, design, develop a course, devise, draft, effect, excogitare, fabricate, fashion, forecast, form, frame, imagine, improvise, induce, intrigue,… …

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  • 3 devise — /davayz/ A testamentary disposition of land or realty; a gift of real property by the last will and testament of the donor. When used as a noun, means a testamentary disposition of real or personal property and when used as a verb, means to… …

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  • 4 devise — /davayz/ A testamentary disposition of land or realty; a gift of real property by the last will and testament of the donor. When used as a noun, means a testamentary disposition of real or personal property and when used as a verb, means to… …

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  • 5 invent — v. a. 1. Contrive (what did not before exist), devise, be the first to contrive or devise. 2. Originate, create, frame, imagine, excogitate, conceive, concoct. 3. Fabricate, forge, coin …

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  • 6 international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …

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  • 7 prepare — preparer, n. /pri pair /, v., prepared, preparing. v.t. 1. to put in proper condition or readiness: to prepare a patient for surgery. 2. to get (a meal) ready for eating, as by proper assembling, cooking, etc. 3. to manufacture, compound, or… …

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  • 8 china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …

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  • 9 China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …

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  • 10 Invent — In*vent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Invented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inventing}.] [L. inventus, p. p. of invenire to come upon, to find, invent; pref. in in + venire to come, akin to E. come: cf. F. inventer. See {Come}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To come or light …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Invented — Invent In*vent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Invented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inventing}.] [L. inventus, p. p. of invenire to come upon, to find, invent; pref. in in + venire to come, akin to E. come: cf. F. inventer. See {Come}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To come… …

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  • 12 Inventing — Invent In*vent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Invented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inventing}.] [L. inventus, p. p. of invenire to come upon, to find, invent; pref. in in + venire to come, akin to E. come: cf. F. inventer. See {Come}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To come… …

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  • 13 diplomacy — /di ploh meuh see/, n. 1. the conduct by government officials of negotiations and other relations between nations. 2. the art or science of conducting such negotiations. 3. skill in managing negotiations, handling people, etc., so that there is… …

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  • 14 form — n 1: the structure of something (as a document) as distinguished from its matter a defect in form, not substance 2: established procedure according to rule or practice see also form of action 3: a printed or typed document with blank spaces for… …

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  • 15 compose — I verb accomplish, achieve, actualize, arrange, author, be responsible, be the agent, be the cause of, be the reason, bring about, bring into being, bring into effect, bring into existence, build, call into being, call into existence, carry into… …

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  • 16 device — [13] A device is something which has been devised – which, etymologically speaking, amounts to ‘something which has been divided’. For ultimately devise and divide come from the same source. The noun device comes in the first instance from Old… …

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  • 17 device — [13] A device is something which has been devised – which, etymologically speaking, amounts to ‘something which has been divided’. For ultimately devise and divide come from the same source. The noun device comes in the first instance from Old… …

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  • 18 conceive — I (comprehend) verb absorb, accept, appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, conceptualize, conjure up, digest, discern, envisage, envision, fathom, figure out, form a conception, grasp, have an idea, ideate, image, imagine, know, perceive, picture,… …

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  • 19 imagine — I verb apprehend, assume, believe, compose, conceive, conclude, conjure, conjure up, contrive, create, deduce, delineate, depict, devise, dream, envision, expect, fabricate, fancy, gather, guess, ideate, improvise, infer, invent, judge, make up,… …

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  • 20 invent — in·vent vt: to create or produce for the first time in·ven·tor n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. invent …

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