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devalue

devalue
Lose in value; "The dollar depreciated again"
Lower the value or quality of; "The tear devalues the painting"
Remove the value from; deprive of its value

develop

develop
(v. i.) To go through a process of natural evolution or growth, by successive changes from a less perfect to a more perfect or more highly organized state; to advance from a simpler form of existence to one more complex either in structure or function; as, a blossom develops from a bud; the seed develops into a plant; the embryo develops into a well-formed animal; the mind develops year by year.
(v. i.) To become apparent gradually; as, a picture on sensitive paper develops on the application of heat; the plans of the conspirators develop.
(v. t.) To free from that which infolds or envelops; to unfold; to lay open by degrees or in detail; to make visible or known; to disclose; to produce or give forth; as, to develop theories; a motor that develops 100 horse power.
(v. t.) To unfold gradually, as a flower from a bud; hence, to bring through a succession of states or stages, each of which is preparatory to the next; to form or expand by a process of growth; to cause to change gradually from an embryo, or a lower state, to a higher state or form of being; as, sunshine and rain develop the bud into a flower; to develop the mind.
(v. t.) To advance; to further; to prefect; to make to increase; to promote the growth of.
(v. t.) To change the form of, as of an algebraic expression, by executing certain indicated operations without changing the value.
(v. t.) To cause to become visible, as an invisible or latent image upon plate, by submitting it to chemical agents; to bring to view.

deviate

deviate
(v. i.) To go out of the way; to turn aside from a course or a method; to stray or go astray; to err; to digress; to diverge; to vary.
(v. t.) To cause to deviate.

devices

devices
An instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
An emblematic design (especially in heraldry); "he was recognized by the device on his shield"
An inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase `left to your own devices'; "eventually the family left the house to the devices of this malevolent force"; "the children were left to their own devices"
Any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
Something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

deviled

deviled
(imp. & p. p.) of Devil

devilry

devilry
(n.) Conduct suitable to the devil; extreme wickedness; deviltry.
(n.) The whole body of evil spirits.

devious

devious
(a.) Out of a straight line; winding; varying from directness; as, a devious path or way.
(a.) Going out of the right or common course; going astray; erring; wandering; as, a devious step.

devised

devised
(imp. & p. p.) of Devise

devisee

devisee
(n.) One to whom a devise is made, or real estate given by will.

devises

devises
(law) a gift of real property by will
A will disposing of real property
Come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
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

devisor

devisor
(n.) One who devises, or gives real estate by will; a testator; -- correlative to devisee.

devoice

devoice
Utter with tense vocal chords

devolve

devolve
(v. i.) To pass by transmission or succession; to be handed over or down; -- generally with on or upon, sometimes with to or into; as, after the general fell, the command devolved upon (or on) the next officer in rank.
(v. t.) To roll onward or downward; to pass on.
(v. t.) To transfer from one person to another; to deliver over; to hand down; -- generally with upon, sometimes with to or into.

devoted

devoted
(a.) Consecrated to a purpose; strongly attached; zealous; devout; as, a devoted admirer.
(imp. & p. p.) of Devote

devotee

devotee
(n.) One who is wholly devoted; esp., one given wholly to religion; one who is superstitiously given to religious duties and ceremonies; a bigot.

devoter

devoter
(n.) One who devotes; a worshiper.

devotes

devotes
Dedicate; "give thought to"; "give priority to"; "pay attention to"
Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"
Set aside or apart for a specific purpose or use; "this land was devoted to mining"
Pledge

devotor

devotor
(n.) A worshiper; one given to devotion.

devours

devours
Eat greedily; "he devoured three sandwiches"
Eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
Destroy completely; "Fire had devoured our home"
Enjoy avidly; "She devoured his novels"
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