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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"

    stinting, economic, sparing, scotch, frugal, economical

    wasteful, inefficient

  2. 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"

    genus Epipremnum

  3. plot(noun)

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

    choose, favor, privilege, favour, prefer, opt

  4. 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"

    golf widow

  5. plot(verb)

    plan secretly, usually something illegal

    "They plotted the overthrow of the government"

    ring blackbird, ring ouzel, ring thrush

  6. plat, plot(verb)

    make a plat of

    "Plat the town"


  7. plot(verb)

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

    "the writer is plotting a new novel"

    serrated wrack, flavour, sea tangle, relish, tanginess, piquantness, bladderwrack, zest, savour, flavor, piquance, smack, sea tang, black rockweed, bladder fucus, piquancy, sapidity, tang, savor

  8. diagram, plot(verb)

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

    crop, snip, discerp, dismember, trim, cut back, prune, sever, lop, break up, dress, clip, take apart


  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

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How to use plot in a sentence?

  1. W. H. Auden:

    No opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.

  2. Bill Oakley:

    The idea that anyone misappropriates it to make coronavirus seem like an Asian plot is terrible, in terms of trying to place blame on Asia — I think that is gross.

  3. Kathy McDonald:

    Healthcare just matters to people, so even though we might not be paying attention to this plot line, we probably should.

  4. Andrew Parker:

    It's in nobody's interests that terrorists should be able to plot and communicate out of the reach of any authority, we're focused on the people who mean us harm.

  5. Peter Dumas:

    He was just blown away by what was coming out, the fact that she told him that these two inmates had a plot to kill him. She also had told him that she was not in agreement with it, that she was getting threatened by the inmates at that point.

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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
  • עלילהHebrew
  • 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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