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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 of engineer architect, mastermind Words Related to engineer 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 of engineer contrive, finagle, finesse, frame, machinate, maneuver, manipulate, mastermind, negotiate, wangle Words Related to engineer 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 of engineer blow, bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, flub, fumble, gum (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), mishandle, muff

Synonym Discussion of engineer

guide, lead, steer, pilot, engineer mean to direct in a course or show the way to be followed. guide implies intimate knowledge of the way and of all its difficulties and dangers.
    • guided the scouts through the cave
lead implies showing the way and often keeping those that follow under control and in order.
    • led his team to victory
steer implies an ability to keep to a course and stresses the capacity of maneuvering correctly.
    • steered the ship through a narrow channel
pilot suggests guidance over a dangerous or complicated course.
    • piloted the bill through the Senate
engineer implies finding ways to avoid or overcome difficulties in achieving an end or carrying out a plan.
    • engineered his son's election to the governorship


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