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plan

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of plan

  1. 1 a method worked out in advance for achieving some objective there is a contingency plan in the office for handling almost any emergency Synonyms of plan arrangement, blueprint, design, game, game plan, ground plan, master plan, program, project, road map, scheme, strategy, system Words Related to plan 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 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish our plan is to finish up by next Friday Synonyms of plan aim, ambition, aspiration, bourne (also bourn), design, dream, end, idea, ideal, intent, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, goal, point, pretension, purpose, target, thingWords Related to plan grail, holy grail; plot, project, scheme; desire, hope, mind, wish; nirvana; destination, terminusNear Antonyms of plan means, method, way

Synonym Discussion of plan

plan, design, plot, scheme, project mean a method devised for making or doing something or achieving an end. plan always implies mental formulation and sometimes graphic representation.
    • plans for a house
design often suggests a particular pattern and some degree of achieved order or harmony.
    • a design for a new dress
plot implies a laying out in clearly distinguished sections with attention to their relations and proportions.
    • the plot of the play
scheme stresses calculation of the end in view and may apply to a plan motivated by craftiness and self-interest.
    • a scheme to defraud the government
project often stresses imaginative scope and vision.
    • a project to develop the waterfront

plan

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of plan

  1. 1 to work out the details of (something) in advance we planned the school dance down to the smallest detail Synonyms of plan arrange, blueprint, budget, calculate, chart, choreograph, design, frame, lay out, map (out), organize, prepare, project, scheme (out), shape, strategize (about) Words Related to plan conspire, contrive, devise, intrigue, machinate, plot, put up; concert, get up; draft, outline, sketch; aim, figure, have on, intend, mean; contemplate, meditate, premeditate

  2. 2 to have in mind as a purpose or goal I plan to have a party for my birthday, even if I have to throw it myself Synonyms of plan aim, allow [chiefly Southern & Midland], aspire, calculate, contemplate, design, go [chiefly Southern & Midland], look, mean, meditate, intend, propose, purport, purposeWords Related to plan dream, hope, wish; consider, debate, mull (over), ponder; attempt, endeavor, strive, struggle, try; plot, scheme; accomplish, achieve, effect, execute, perform



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