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scheme

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of scheme

  1. 1 a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end <an e-mail scheme to trick unwary Internet users into disclosing passwords and financial information> Synonyms artifice, device, dodge, fetch, flimflam, gambit, gimmick, jig, juggle, knack, play, ploy, trick, shenanigan, sleight, stratagem, wileRelated Words bluff, end run, feint; cheating, chicanery, cozenage, craft, crookery, cunning, deception, dupery, duplicity, fakery, jugglery, legerdemain, skulduggery (or skullduggery), subterfuge, swindling, trickery; fraud, gaff, hoax, sham, swindle; blind, front, smoke screen

  2. 2 a secret plan for accomplishing evil or unlawful ends <a scheme to kidnap the president's daughter> Synonyms conspiracy, design, intrigue, machination, plotRelated 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 a method worked out in advance for achieving some objective <a scheme to upgrade the city's mass transit system> Synonyms arrangement, blueprint, design, game, game plan, ground plan, master plan, program, project, road map, plan, 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




scheme

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of scheme

  1. to engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends <the town inspector had schemed to overlook the contractor's code violations in exchange for a substantial bribe> Synonyms collude, compass, connive, conspire, contrive, intrigue, machinate, put up, plotRelated Words counterplot; brew, concoct, cook (up), devise, hatch; engineer, jockey, maneuver, manipulate; design, frame, lay out, map, plan, shape




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