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Synonyms of plan in English:


  • 1 he had a new plan for raising money
    scheme, plan of action, idea, master plan, game plan, proposal, proposition, ploy, suggestion, project, programme, system, method, procedure, strategy, stratagem, formula, recipe, scenario, arrangement, schedule, agenda;
    way, means, measure, tactic, tack, plot, device, manoeuvre, ruse
    archaic shift
  • 2 her plan was really just to find the hotel
  • 3 plans for the clubhouse have been drawn up by a local architect
    illustration, representation, delineation;
    North American  plat
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  • 1 plan your route in advance oil workers were planning strike action
    organize, arrange, work out, think out, design, line up, outline, sketch out, map out, chalk out, draft, prepare, schedule, programme, formulate, frame, project, develop, set up, fix up, shape, build, devise, concoct, contrive;
    plot, scheme, cook up, hatch, brew, mastermind, orchestrate, choreograph;
    North American  slate
    rare excogitate
  • 2 he plans to buy an apartment in the city
    intend, make plans, aim, propose, mean, be resolved, have in mind, hope, want, wish, desire, contemplate, envisage, foresee, envision, expect
    formal purpose
  • 3 there are many things to bear in mind when planning a new garden
    design, draw up a plan of, make a drawing of, draw up a layout of, sketch out, make a map of, map out, make a representation of;
    North American  plat
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