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Synonyms and Antonyms of design

  1. 1 a method worked out in advance for achieving some objective <she always achieves her objective by design rather than by luck> Synonyms arrangement, blueprint, plan, game, game plan, ground plan, master plan, program, project, road map, scheme, strategy, systemRelated Words collusion, conspiracy, plot; contrivance, device, gambit, maneuver, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, trick; counterplan, counterstrategy; means, tactic, technique, way; procedure, protocol; conception, idea, projet, proposal, specific(s), specification(s); aim, intent, intention, purpose; diagram, formula, layout, map, pattern, platform, policy, recipe, setup

  2. 2 a secret plan for accomplishing evil or unlawful ends <the adventurer had devised an elaborate design to get the widow's fortune> Synonyms conspiracy, plot, intrigue, machination, schemeRelated Words counterconspiracy, counterplot; frame-up; manipulation, subterfuge, trickery; artifice, contrivance, cover-up, dodge, draft, maneuver, stratagem, trick; cabal, confederacy, ring; game, gimmick, racket; ground plan, program, strategy, system; collusion, complicity, connivance, conniving, conspiration

  3. 3 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish <the immigrant laborer had ambitious designs in mind for his daughter> Synonyms aim, ambition, aspiration, bourne (also bourn), goal, dream, end, idea, ideal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, plan, point, pretension, purpose, target, thingRelated Words grail, holy grail; plot, project, scheme; desire, hope, mind, wish; nirvana; destination, terminusNear Antonyms means, method, way

  4. 4 a unit of decoration that is repeated all over something (as a fabric) <the curtains have a lovely floral design> Synonyms pattern, figure, motif, motiveRelated Words scheme; device; adornment, caparison, decoration, embellishment, frill, garnish, ornament, trim

  5. 5 the way in which the elements of something (as a work of art) are arranged <the design of the building's lobby encourages the free flow of traffic> Synonyms arrangement, configuration, constellation, composition, form, format, getup, layout, makeup, ordonnance, patternRelated Words motif, theme



Synonyms and Antonyms of design

  1. 1 to have in mind as a purpose or goal <early on she had designed to a top position in a major insurance company> Synonyms aim, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], aspire, calculate, contemplate, intend, go [chiefly Southern & Midland], look, mean, meditate, plan, propose, purport, purposeRelated Words dream, hope, wish; consider, debate, mull (over), ponder; attempt, endeavor, strive, struggle, try; plot, scheme; accomplish, achieve, effect, execute, perform

  2. 2 to work out the details of (something) in advance <the foreman designed a better layout for the factory floor to improve efficiency> Synonyms arrange, blueprint, budget, calculate, chart, choreograph, plan, frame, lay out, map (out), organize, prepare, project, scheme (out), shape, strategize (about)Related Words conspire, contrive, devise, intrigue, machinate, plot, put up; concert, get up; draft, outline, sketch; aim, figure, have on, intend, mean; contemplate, meditate, premeditate

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