maneuver synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term maneuver:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. maneuver, manoeuvre, simulated military operationnoun

    a military training exercise

    Synonyms:
    play, maneuver, tactics, manoeuvre, tactic, simulated military operation, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre, evasive action

  2. tactic, tactics, maneuver, manoeuvrenoun

    a plan for attaining a particular goal

    Synonyms:
    play, maneuver, tactics, manoeuvre, tactic, simulated military operation, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre, evasive action

  3. maneuver, manoeuvre, playnoun

    a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

    Synonyms:
    turn, manoeuvre, dramatic play, period of play, shimmer, play, bid, maneuver, tactical manoeuvre, caper, tactical maneuver, romp, gambol, tactics, simulated military operation, sport, frolic, playing period, free rein, child's play, gambling, evasive action, gaming, swordplay, tactic, looseness, fun, drama

  4. maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvrenoun

    a move made to gain a tactical end

    Synonyms:
    play, maneuver, tactics, manoeuvre, tactic, simulated military operation, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre, evasive action

  5. maneuver, manoeuvre, evasive actionverb

    an action aimed at evading an opponent

    Synonyms:
    play, maneuver, tactics, manoeuvre, tactic, simulated military operation, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre, evasive action

  6. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channeliseverb

    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

    Synonyms:
    channelize, operate, transfer, taper, repoint, place, pass, show, head, target, lead, sharpen, maneuver, take, indicate, signal, point, betoken, aim, channelise, take aim, train, steer, channel, manoeuver, transport, address, manoeuvre, direct, level, engineer, organize, charge, organise, luff, calculate, head up, conduct, draw, bespeak, guide on, run, orient, send, orchestrate, mastermind, guide, designate, transmit

  7. maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvreverb

    act in order to achieve a certain goal

    Synonyms:
    maneuver, head, operate, manoeuvre, channelize, direct, steer, point, channelise, guide, manoeuver

  8. manoeuver, maneuver, manoeuvre, operateverb

    perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

    Synonyms:
    go, manoeuver, maneuver, control, mesh, head, function, guide, engage, direct, channelize, run, operate, lock, operate on, channelise, work, steer, point, manoeuvre

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. maneuver

    A contrivance or device may be either good or bad. A cheat is a mean advantage in a bargain; a fraud, any form of covert robbery or injury. Imposture is a deceitful contrivance for securing charity, credit, or consideration. A stratagem or maneuver may be of the good against the bad, as it were a skilful movement of war. A wile is usually but not necessarily evil.

    E'en children followed with endearing wile.

    Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 184.

    A trick is often low, injurious, and malicious; we say a mean trick; the word is sometimes used playfully with less than its full meaning. A ruse or a blind may be quite innocent and harmless. An artifice is a carefully and delicately prepared contrivance for doing indirectly what one could not well do directly. A device is something studied out for promoting an end, as in a mechanism; the word is used of indirect action, often, but not necessarily directed to an evil, selfish, or injurious end. Finesse is especially subtle contrivance, delicate artifice, whether for good or evil. Compare FRAUD.

    Synonyms:
    art, artifice, blind, cheat, contrivance, craft, cunning, device, dodge, finesse, fraud, guile, imposture, invention, machination, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, trick, wile

    Antonyms:
    artlessness, candor, fairness, frankness, guilelessness, honesty, ingenuousness, innocence, openness, simplicity, sincerity, truth

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. maneuvernoun

    Synonyms:
    [Written also Manœuvre.] evolution, movement

  2. maneuvernoun

    Synonyms:
    scheme, plan, plot, stratagem, artful management, adroit procedure

  3. maneuververb

    Synonyms:
    [Written also Manœuvre.] perform evolutions

  4. maneuververb

    Synonyms:
    contrive, plan, plot, manage, pull the wires or strings

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

manoeuvre, maneuvering, autorotation, gambit, labourer, manoeuvring, exercise, maneuvers, drill

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. maneuver

    Synonyms:
    Manoeuvre



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