scheme synonyms

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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. scheme, strategy(noun)

    an elaborate and systematic plan of action

    Synonyms:
    dodge, system, schema, outline, strategy, dodging, scheme

  2. dodge, dodging, scheme(noun)

    a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

    Synonyms:
    stratagem, avoidance, strategy, scheme, contrivance, system, dodging, escape, outline, evasion, shunning, schema, dodge, turning away

  3. system, scheme(noun)

    a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole

    Synonyms:
    strategy, arrangement, scheme, system, dodging, outline, organization, system of rules, organisation, schema, dodge

  4. schema, scheme(noun)

    an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world

    Synonyms:
    dodge, system, schema, outline, strategy, dodging, scheme

  5. outline, schema, scheme(verb)

    a schematic or preliminary plan

    Synonyms:
    lineation, strategy, abstract, scheme, dodging, synopsis, precis, schema, system, dodge, outline

  6. scheme, intrigue, connive(verb)

    form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

    Synonyms:
    connive, intrigue, fascinate, scheme

  7. scheme(verb)

    devise a system or form a scheme for

    Synonyms:
    connive, intrigue

Wiktionary

  1. scheme(verb)

    To plot, or contrive a plan.

    Synonyms:
    blueprint

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scheme

    Design refers to the adaptation of means to an end, the correspondence and coordination of parts, or of separate acts, to produce a result; intent and purpose overleap all particulars, and fasten on the end itself. Intention is simply the more familiar form of the legal and philosophical intent. Plan relates to details of form, structure, and action, in themselves; design considers these same details all as a means to an end. The plan of a campaign may be for a series of sharp attacks, with the design of thus surprising and overpowering the enemy. A man comes to a fixed intention to kill his enemy; he forms a plan to entrap him into his power, with the design of then compassing his death; as the law can not read the heart, it can only infer the intent from the evidences of design. Intent denotes a straining, stretching forth toward an object; purpose simply the placing it before oneself; hence, we speak of the purpose rather than the intent or intention of God. We hold that the marks of design in nature prove it the work of a great Designer. Intention contemplates the possibility of failure; purpose looks to assured success; intent or intention refers especially to the state of mind of the actor; purpose to the result of the action. Compare AIM; CAUSE; IDEA; MODEL.

    Synonyms:
    aim, design, device, end, end, final cause, intent, intention, object, plan, project, proposal, purpose

    Preposition:
    The design of defrauding; the design of a building; a design for a statue.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scheme(n.)

    Synonyms:
    plan, system

  2. scheme(n.)

    Synonyms:
    device, design, project, contrivance, plot, stratagem, conspiracy, intrigue, cabal, machination

  3. scheme(n.)

    Synonyms:
    draft, outline

  4. scheme(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    plan, contrive, project, plot, devise, design, imagine, frame

  5. scheme(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    intrigue, plot, plan, contrive, set one's wits to work, rack one's brains, cudgel one's brains, strain one's invention

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

plan, regime, system, schema, plans, schemes, programme, planned, outline, project, program, combination, planning, programmes, diagram, pattern, mechanism, schematic, regimen, merge, projects



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