The noun device means a gadget, scheme, or procedure.
The verb devise means to plan, conceive, or invent.
See also: Advice and Advise.
- The computer can be a clever device for avoiding thought.
- We need to devise new solutions to old problems.
Practice:(a) We must _____ a way to rescue Lassie from the well.
(b) Maybe a _____ involving pulleys and kittens will work.