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Synonyms for design
dɪˈzaɪnde·sign

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. design

    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, device, end, end, final cause, intent, intention, object, plan, project, proposal, purpose, scheme

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. design, designingnoun

    the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)

    "he contributed to the design of a new instrument"

    Synonyms:
    purpose, blueprint, excogitation, innovation, designing, intention, figure, aim, pattern, plan, invention, intent, conception

  2. design, plannoun

    an arrangement scheme

    "the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult"; "it was an excellent design for living"; "a plan for seating guests"

    Synonyms:
    intention, aim, program, figure, designing, programme, plan, excogitation, conception, pattern, blueprint, intent, invention, architectural plan, innovation, purpose

  3. blueprint, design, patternnoun

    something intended as a guide for making something else

    "a blueprint for a house"; "a pattern for a skirt"

    Synonyms:
    intention, aim, form, approach pattern, figure, designing, formula, rule, radiation pattern, practice, plan, excogitation, conception, pattern, blueprint, traffic pattern, radiation diagram, intent, invention, convention, shape, innovation, normal, purpose

  4. design, pattern, figurenoun

    a decorative or artistic work

    "the coach had a design on the doors"

    Synonyms:
    image, figure, intention, flesh, formula, frame, shape, traffic pattern, fig, figure of speech, chassis, approach pattern, physical body, trope, radiation diagram, soma, innovation, rule, human body, blueprint, radiation pattern, conception, excogitation, purpose, form, physique, plan, designing, aim, public figure, invention, number, convention, practice, digit, normal, bod, intent, name, pattern, anatomy, material body, build

  5. purpose, intent, intention, aim, designnoun

    an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

    "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"

    Synonyms:
    intention, objective, use, determination, aim, designing, figure, role, purport, function, excogitation, conception, pattern, spirit, blueprint, object, intent, invention, target, innovation, bearing, purpose, plan, heading

  6. designnoun

    a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something

    "the design of a building"

    Synonyms:
    purpose, blueprint, excogitation, innovation, designing, intention, figure, aim, pattern, plan, invention, intent, conception

  7. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, designverb

    the creation of something in the mind

    Synonyms:
    intention, foundation, initiation, instauration, introduction, construct, designing, figure, creation, plan, excogitation, conception, aim, intent, blueprint, institution, founding, innovation, pattern, invention, origination, concept, purpose

  8. plan, project, contrive, designverb

    make or work out a plan for; devise

    "They contrived to murder their boss"; "design a new sales strategy"; "plan an attack"

    Synonyms:
    throw, see, protrude, visualize, figure, excogitate, jut, forge, propose, cast, externalise, plan, image, project, devise, fancy, visualise, stick out, invent, contrive, send off, picture, envision, jut out, externalize, formulate, be after

  9. designverb

    plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect

    "This room is not designed for work"

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive

  10. designverb

    create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner

    "Chanel designed the famous suit"

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive

  11. design, planverb

    make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form

    "design a better mousetrap"; "plan the new wing of the museum"

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive, be after

  12. designverb

    create designs

    "Dupont designs for the house of Chanel"

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive

  13. designverb

    conceive or fashion in the mind; invent

    "She designed a good excuse for not attending classes that day"

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive

  14. designverb

    intend or have as a purpose

    "She designed to go far in the world of business"

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. designverb

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, devise, contrive, scheme, concoct, brew, purpose, intend, mean, propose to one's self, have in view

  2. designverb

    Synonyms:
    draw, delineate, sketch, describe, trace out

  3. designnoun

    Synonyms:
    intention, intent, purpose, project, plan, device, scheme, proposal, aim, intent, meaning, purport, drift, scope, object, mark

  4. designnoun

    Synonyms:
    sketch, drawing, outline, delineation, plan, draught

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. designnoun

    Synonyms:
    sketch, draught, outline, plan, scheme, intention, purpose, project, intent, aim

    Associated words:
    teleology, teleologist, teleological

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How to use design in a sentence?

  1. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America 1835:

    There are now two great nations in the world, which starting from different points, seem to be advancing toward the same goal: the Russians and the Anglo-Americans...Each seems called by some secret design of Providence one day to hold in its hands the destinies of half the world.

  2. Chad Petit:

    It's not insurmountable, we can design better vaccines that might overcome this discrepancy.

  3. Leila Sarangi:

    I think this leads into some of the other points that people need to be trained on, you know, equity, diversity and inclusion and how that translates into the classroom so that we're setting up like, universal design, trauma-informed practices, strengths-based practices that really meet kids, where they're at in all of their diversity that respects them for who they are, you know, that, celebrate them and then build on their strengths in all of their diversity.

  4. Tim Berners-Lee:

    Like all powerful tools, it can be used for good and evil, it can be used by good people and bad people, when you look at the Web you see humanity connected. Humanity has got some wonderful parts and some gruesome parts. You can't design an Internet that will suddenly turn everybody into saints. What you can do is design an Internet that is open.

  5. Tristen Harris:

    There needs to be new ratings, new criteria, new design standards, new certification standards, there is a way to design based not on addiction.


Translations for design

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  • تخطيط, تصميم, التصميمArabic
  • ниәтBashkir
  • дизайн, шарка, конструкция, намерение, проектирам, десен, план, композиция, замислямBulgarian
  • dissenyar, dissenyCatalan, Valencian
  • návrh, designCzech
  • designDanish
  • Design, Entwurf, designen, Muster, Absicht, entwerfen, PlanGerman
  • σχεδιάζω, σχέδιοGreek
  • desegniEsperanto
  • intención, diseño, diseñar, modeloSpanish
  • طراحی, دیزاینPersian
  • malli, design, muotoilu, juoni, muotoilla, suunnitelma, suunnitella, kuvio, sommittelu, kuosiFinnish
  • plan, modèle, dessein, intention, conception, designFrench
  • rùnScottish Gaelic
  • עיצובHebrew
  • डिजाईनHindi
  • tervez, tervezésHungarian
  • designarInterlingua
  • DesainIndonesian
  • hönnun, hannaIcelandic
  • design, disegno, progettareItalian
  • לְעַצֵבHebrew
  • デザイン, 意図, 設計, 模様Japanese
  • ವಿನ್ಯಾಸKannada
  • 디자인, 設計, 설계Korean
  • consiliumLatin
  • hoahoaMāori
  • disinn, iddisinnjaMaltese
  • dessin, vormgeving, ontwerpDutch
  • designNorwegian
  • naʼashchʼąąʼNavajo, Navaho
  • wzornictwo, plan, zamiar, wzór, motyw, krój, dizajn, kompozycja, projekt, zamysł, projektować, designPolish
  • intenção, desenho, projetar, projeto, design, desenharPortuguese
  • proiectaRomanian
  • конструкция, замысел, дизайн, композиция, умысел, узор, план, образец, внешний вид, модель, намерение, экстерьер, проектRussian
  • mustra, узорак, дизајн, нацрт, мустра, план, nakana, dizajn, plan, интенција, накана, intencija, uzorak, nacrtSerbo-Croatian
  • design, utforma, designaSwedish
  • வடிவமைப்புTamil
  • రూపకల్పనTelugu
  • kompozisyon, tasarım, niyet, tasarlamak, dizayn, desen, bileşimTurkish
  • ڈیزائنUrdu
  • thiết kếVietnamese
  • 设计Chinese

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