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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:

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

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How to use plot in a sentence?

  1. The State Department:

    Despite our sustained efforts since Sept. 11, 2001, and the groups leadership losses, Al Qaedas regional affiliates continue to expand their ranks, plot, and carry out attacks, as well as raise funds and inspire new recruits through social media and virtual technologies.

  2. Anne Hidalgo:

    There are very few wealthy Americans who are saying climate change is a commie plot, no business executive in America could survive if they had a risk and they didn't do something about it.

  3. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    The Americans have a long-term plot and are trying to dominate Syria and then the whole region ... This is a threat to all countries, especially Russia and Iran, the United States is now trying to achieve its failed military objectives in Syria by political means.

  4. Aaron J. Munzer:

    Stop the rot or lose the plot.

  5. Dianne Feinstein:

    We’re in a new age where terrorist groups like ISIL are using social media to reinvent how they recruit and plot attacks, that information can be the key to identifying and stopping terrorist recruitment or a terrorist attack, but we need help from technology companies.

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
  • 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

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