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engineer

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of engineer

  1. a person who designs and guides a plan or undertaking <the engineer of a movement to eradicate hunger> Synonyms architect, mastermind Related Words builder, maker, producer; captain, commander, director, handler, leader, manager, quarterback; contriver, designer, formulator, originator, spawner; arranger, hatcher, organizer, planner, plotter, schemer; finagler, machinator, maneuverer; developer, generator, inaugurator, initiator, inspirer, instituter (or institutor), pioneer




engineer

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of engineer

  1. to plan out usually with subtle skill or care <the mayor engineered an agreement to have a major league team play in our city> Synonyms contrive, finagle, finesse, frame, machinate, maneuver, manipulate, mastermind, negotiate, wangle Related Words arrange, concert, conclude, hammer out, work out; angle (for), compass, intrigue, plot, scheme; connive; brew, concoct, cook (up), hatch; captain, command, conduct, direct, handle, manage, quarterback, run; gerrymander Near Antonyms blow, bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, flub, fumble, gum (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), mishandle, muff





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