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Synonyms for scheme
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scheme, strategy(noun)

    an elaborate and systematic plan of action

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

  2. dodge, dodging, scheme(noun)

    a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery

    Synonyms:
    stratagem, avoidance, strategy, 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

    "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"

    Synonyms:
    strategy, arrangement, 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

  5. outline, schema, scheme(verb)

    a schematic or preliminary plan

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

  6. scheme, intrigue, connive(verb)

    form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

    Synonyms:
    connive, intrigue, fascinate

  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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scheme

    Synonyms:
    plan, project, design, contrivance, purpose, draft, proposal, device, plot, theory, intrigue, machination

    Antonyms:
    miscontrivance, bungle, misarrangement, blunder

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scheme(n)

    Synonyms:
    design, plan, project, machination, intrigue, cabal, outline, draught, arrangement, plan, system

  2. scheme(v)

    Synonyms:
    devise, excogitate, plan, machinate, plot, design

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How to use scheme in a sentence?

  1. Jonathan Swift:

    The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.

  2. Chandler Pappas:

    We have aFirst Amendmentin the country, and for whatever reason, there seems to be this opposition that thinks we cant do that. They have been attacking us for years. Really for decades in the grand scheme of things but very heavily in Portland.

  3. Josh Engel:

    The village enacted this unconstitutional scheme primarily as a money making venture, they increased their spending significantly after the scheme was put in place and it was basically used to fill holes in their budget that would traditionally have come from raising taxes.

  4. Jerry Nadler:

    The Constitution prescribes a special oath for the senators when Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sit as a trial in impeachment. They have to pledge to do impartial justice, and here you have the majority leader of the Senate, in effect, the foreman of the jury, saying they're going to work hand and glove with the defense attorney, now, that's a violation of the oath they're about to take, and it's a complete subversion of the constitutional scheme.

  5. Eulogio Del Pino:

    There are 14 Schlumberger drills that will start operations soon under a different financing scheme, and in the case of the (Maracaibo) lake rigs, we'll also reach a deal for a different kind of operation.

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Translations for scheme

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  • مكيدةArabic
  • plán, schémaCzech
  • σχεδιάζω, απεργάζομαι, πλεκτάνη, σχέδιο, συνδυασμός, πλάνο, σχεδιάγραμμα, σκευωρία, εξυφαίνω, μηχανορραφίαGreek
  • treta, ardid, intriga, artimaña, maquinación, estratagemaSpanish
  • azerikeriaBasque
  • rakenne, kaavio, järjestelmä, suunnitelma, suunnitella, juoniFinnish
  • plan, schéma, combineFrench
  • תרשים, סכימה, תכנית, מבנה, תחבולהHebrew
  • brugg, ráðagerð, ráðIcelandic
  • macchinazione, schema, progetto, programma, stratagemma, intrigo, pianoItalian
  • 表, 図, 枠組み, 計画, 陰謀, 企画, 体系, 構成, 図表, 概型, 計略, 案Japanese
  • skemaMalay
  • plan, wiskundeDutch
  • plan, program, intrygaPolish
  • planejamento, esquemaPortuguese
  • план, замыслить, схема, программа, замышлять, замысел, структура, планироватьRussian
  • పథకంTelugu
  • düzenTurkish
  • isu, iceboZulu

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