Linguivocal

podcast and blog about my English learning

device and devise

Posted by shashi on February 14, 2006

I have found two words thant sounds similar but have diffenent meanings

Devise:

to invent a plan, system, object, etc., usually cleverly or imaginatively:
He’s good at devising language games that you can play with students in class.
The Apple compony has devised an anti-virus programme to block computer threads.

Device:

an object or method:
a contraceptive/electronic device
Rescuers used a special device for finding people trapped in collapsed buildings

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