Synonyms for designdɪˈzaɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. design, designing(noun)

    the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)

    Synonyms:
    purpose, blueprint, excogitation, innovation, designing, intention, figure, aim, pattern, plan, design, invention, intent, conception

  2. design, plan(noun)

    an arrangement scheme

    Synonyms:
    intention, aim, program, design, figure, designing, programme, plan, excogitation, conception, pattern, blueprint, intent, invention, architectural plan, innovation, purpose

  3. blueprint, design, pattern(noun)

    something intended as a guide for making something else

    Synonyms:
    intention, aim, form, design, approach pattern, figure, designing, formula, rule, radiation pattern, practice, plan, excogitation, conception, pattern, blueprint, traffic pattern, radiation diagram, intent, invention, convention, shape, innovation, normal, purpose

  4. design, pattern, figure(noun)

    a decorative or artistic work

    Synonyms:
    image, figure, intention, flesh, formula, frame, shape, traffic pattern, fig, figure of speech, chassis, approach pattern, physical body, trope, radiation diagram, soma, innovation, rule, human body, blueprint, radiation pattern, conception, excogitation, purpose, form, physique, plan, designing, aim, public figure, invention, number, convention, practice, digit, normal, bod, intent, name, pattern, anatomy, design, material body, build

  5. purpose, intent, intention, aim, design(noun)

    an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

    Synonyms:
    intention, objective, use, design, determination, aim, designing, figure, role, purport, function, excogitation, conception, pattern, spirit, blueprint, object, intent, invention, target, innovation, bearing, purpose, plan, heading

  6. design(noun)

    a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something

    Synonyms:
    purpose, blueprint, excogitation, innovation, designing, intention, figure, aim, pattern, plan, invention, intent, conception

  7. invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design(verb)

    the creation of something in the mind

    Synonyms:
    intention, foundation, initiation, instauration, design, introduction, construct, designing, figure, creation, plan, excogitation, conception, aim, intent, blueprint, institution, founding, innovation, pattern, invention, origination, concept, purpose

  8. plan, project, contrive, design(verb)

    make or work out a plan for; devise

    Synonyms:
    throw, see, protrude, design, visualize, figure, excogitate, jut, forge, propose, cast, externalise, plan, image, project, devise, fancy, visualise, stick out, invent, contrive, send off, picture, envision, jut out, externalize, formulate, be after

  9. design(verb)

    plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive

  10. design(verb)

    create the design for; create or execute in an artistic or highly skilled manner

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive

  11. design, plan(verb)

    make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form

    Synonyms:
    design, project, plan, contrive, be after

  12. design(verb)

    create designs

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive

  13. design(verb)

    conceive or fashion in the mind; invent

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive

  14. design(verb)

    intend or have as a purpose

    Synonyms:
    project, plan, contrive

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. design

    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, device, end, end, final cause, intent, intention, object, plan, project, proposal, purpose, scheme

    Preposition:
    The design of defrauding; the design of a building; a design for a statue.

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