Because “devise” and “device” are homophones (words that sound alike), they are often confused. Some tips on telling them apart.
Devise vs. Device: the difference
Is a verb: A word or phrase that describes an action, condition, or experience. When spoken, it rhymes with 'realize' [z].
Is a noun: A word that refers to a person, place, thing, event, substance, or quality. When spoken, it rhymes with 'ice' [s].
Devise vs. Device: the definitions
To contrive, plan, or elaborate; invent from existing ideas.
A thing made for a specific purpose; an invention, especially a mechanical or electrical one.
Devise vs. Device: the synonyms
The synonyms for this word include: Conceive, create, formulate, hatch, invent, prepare, craft, plan.
The synonyms for this word include: Gadget, project, design.
Devise vs. Device: in a sentence
I hope to devise a better travel plan, so that we don’t waste too much time in transit.
My basketball coach believes he can devise a fail-proof strategy for the team to win the Grand Final tomorrow.
I think I devised a way to cook the chicken in half the usual time.
Susan devised a surprise party to welcome her brother who is visiting from France.
Do you have a device that has an internet connection and a camera?
This heating device is powered by gas.
A GPS device is essential when you are travelling in an unfamiliar city.
Barry loves to take electrical devices apart.
Reference: Cambridge Dictionary