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Synonyms for plot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plot, secret plan, game(noun)

    a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)

    "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start"

    secret plan, plot of ground, biz, patch, plot of land, game

  2. plot, plot of land, plot of ground, patch(noun)

    a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation

    "a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch"

    speckle, patch, dapple, bandage, fleck, eyepatch, temporary hookup, darn, mend, maculation, game, piece, secret plan, while, plot of land, spot, spell, plot of ground

  3. plot(noun)

    the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.

    "the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"

    secret plan, plot of ground, patch, plot of land, game

  4. plot(verb)

    a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object

    secret plan, plot of ground, patch, plot of land, game

  5. plot(verb)

    plan secretly, usually something illegal

    "They plotted the overthrow of the government"

    plat, diagram

  6. diagram, plot(verb)

    make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed

    plat, diagram

  7. plat, plot(verb)

    make a plat of

    "Plat the town"

    plat, diagram

  8. plot(verb)

    devise the sequence of events in (a literary work or a play, movie, or ballet)

    "the writer is plotting a new novel"

    plat, diagram


  1. plot(noun)

    To conceive (a crime, etc).

    They had plotted a robbery.


  2. plot(noun)

    To trace out (a graph or diagram).

    They plotted the number of edits per day.


  3. plot(verb)

    To mark (a point on a graph, chart, etc).

    Every five minutes they plotted their position.

    scheme, conspiracy

  4. plot(verb)

    To conceive a crime, misdeed, etc.

    They were plotting against the king.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. plot(n)

    scheme, plan, stratagem, combination, conspiracy, machination

  2. plot(v)

    devise, concoct, conspire, contrive, frame, batch, pluck

Editors Contribution

  1. conspire

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. plot(n.)

    plat, piece of ground

  2. plot(n.)

    plan (of a piece of land), draught, sketch, outline

  3. plot(n.)

    scheme (especially for a bad purpose), stratagem, conspiracy, intrigue, cabal, machination

  4. plot(v. n.)

    plan (for some mischief), scheme, contrive, lay a plan, form a plot

  5. plot(v. a.)

    plan (as something mischievous), concoct, contrive, project, devise, frame, brew, hatch, compass

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. plot(n)

    conspiracy, intrigue, machination, cabal, complot, plat, imbroglio (complicated plot)

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  2. plot(v)

    conspire, intrigue, cabal, complot, machinate, scheme

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "plot":

    conspiracy, parcel, intrigue, parcels, cover-up, curve, delineation, chart, route

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  1. plot

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How to use plot in a sentence?

  1. Chris Hallam:

    'Game of Thrones' is a truly epic story encompassing a cast of hundreds of people, several different lands and a complex, fully realized fantasy world, tying up all those multi-faceted plot strands in a way which is both satisfying to the die-hard fan who has not only read but thoroughly scrutinized every paragraph of the books, as well as every scene of the series, while simultaneously proving accessible and entertaining to the casual viewer was never going to be easy. An 'it was all a dream' ending or a fade to black ending as with 'The Sopranos' just won't cut it!

  2. Bogota Mayor Enrique Penalosa:

    We need to be prepared for a long effort, I invite you to have patience, to have resilience because hard and difficult days are coming, this isn't about some young people who are having spontaneous demonstrations, there is a plot here, high-level organization, some politickers interested in destabilizing the country.

  3. Selahattin Demirtas:

    When the prosecutors are calling former chief of the General Staff of Turkey and hundreds of army generals as "terrorists" nobody is not offended but when I call him (current chief of General Staff) corporal he gets offended. (Referring to the detentions of many army generals for the alleged "Sledgehammer" coup plot trial; On the reaction for calling Necdet Özel (chief of GS) as a "only a corporal in our eyes" for his comments about education in Kurdish language.)

  4. Gretchen Whitmer:

    You know, the fact that after a plot to kidnap and to kill me, this is what they come out with. They start attacking me, opposed to what good, decent people would do is to check in and say,' Are you OK ?' Which is what Joe Biden did.

  5. Paddy Ankunda:

    They have always made plots against Uganda, we're always on the alert and we'll keep defeating their plot.

Translations for plot

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  • حبكة, مؤامرةArabic
  • trama, conspirar, traçar, complot, gràfica, marjal, traçada, terreny, solar, argument, marcar, planejar, conspiracióCatalan, Valencian
  • nákres, děj, obsah, výkres, parcela, spiknutíCzech
  • Komplott, ausarbeiten, Handlung, entwerfen, planen, plottenGerman
  • αγροτεμάχιο, συνωμοσία, πλοκήGreek
  • komplotoEsperanto
  • diagrama, trazar, solar, plano, conspiración, argumento, tramar, trama, complot, conspirar, gráfica, loteSpanish
  • süžee, sündmustikEstonian
  • طرحPersian
  • merkitä, [[piirtää]] [[käyrä]], juoni, diagrammi, tulostaa, kuvio, juonia, tontti, suunnitella, palsta, juonitella, piirtää, salajuoni, plotata, käyrä, graafiFinnish
  • conspirer, diagramme, intrigue, complot, tracer, graphique, lopinFrench
  • marcáil, ceapachIrish
  • gnìomhadhScottish Gaelic
  • telek, cselekmény, földdarab, történetHungarian
  • սյուժեArmenian
  • brugga launráð, reitur, teikning, blettur, graf, lóð, kortleggja, skiki, ráðabruggIcelandic
  • complotto, cospirare, congiurare, ordito, diagramma, ordire, marcare, piano, tratto, intrigare, parcella, macchinazione, canovaccio, intrigo, tracciare, complottare, disegnare, appezzamento, trama, pianificare, lotto, congiura, schema, planimetria, tramare, macchinare, pezzo, cospirazione, graficoItalian
  • プロットJapanese
  • შინაარსიGeorgian
  • 음모Korean
  • coniūrātiō, insidiaeLatin
  • whakangārahu, kaikaiwaiū, kara, kōrero kaioraora, pito whenua, whakatakoto kara, ngakingaMāori
  • samenzwering, grafiek, plotten, diagram, perceel, bedenken, plot, complotDutch
  • fabuła, wykres, spisek, działkaPolish
  • complô, diagrama, conceber, trama, lote, marcar, argumento, traçar, gráficoPortuguese
  • allwiyQuechua
  • subiect, urzi, complotRomanian
  • граф, делянка, сговор, сюжет, диаграмма, заговор, фабула, график, участок, наделRussian
  • kovati, snutiSerbo-Croatian
  • sammansvärjning, intrig, komplott, handling, konspireraSwedish
  • arsaTurkish
  • 情节Chinese

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