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See definition of schemes on Dictionary.com
  • nouncourse of action
  • nounplot, maneuver to get result

synonyms for schemes

  • arrangement
  • blueprint
  • design
  • device
  • game plan
  • pattern
  • plan
  • program
  • project
  • proposal
  • strategy
  • system
  • theory
  • chart
  • codification
  • contrivance
  • diagram
  • disposition
  • draft
  • expedient
  • layout
  • order
  • ordering
  • outline
  • presentation
  • proposition
  • purpose
  • schedule
  • schema
  • suggestion
  • tactics
  • scenario
  • game plan
  • practice
  • ploy
  • conspiracy
  • action
  • stratagem
  • cabal
  • machination
  • scene
  • twist
  • proposition
  • pitch
  • brainchild
  • gimmick
  • story
  • angle
  • hustle
  • dodge
  • picture
  • game
  • layout
  • tactics
  • hookup
  • shift
  • setup
  • ruse
  • trick
  • subterfuge
  • hype
  • intrigue
  • frame-up
  • covin
  • put-up job
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antonyms for schemes

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  • disorder
  • disorganization
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How to use schemes in a sentence

More foolish, more culpable weakness was never shown than in thus yielding to these schemes.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Most of the sanitary improvements and the educational, all schemes for parks and better streets, come from them.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
It is said that, this year as in others, he has made a great cargo by the schemes and methods mentioned in the duplicates.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
The deposed ruler plotted and planned all kinds of schemes whereby he might be restored to his old position of authority.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
Their boasted successes, the crowding of colonies, schemes of settlement and development,—all were disagreeable and irritating.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
By cherishing their present turn of mind, you will serve your interest more than by your present schemes.
THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTIONCARL BECKER
Though Lord Cochrane was just the person to be interested in such schemes, it does not appear that he took any part in them.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
But we must have a complete scheme of evacuation by land and sea, not two badly jointed schemes.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
The great champions of the national cause were the first two, who stoutly opposed Nozaledaʼs schemes.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Besides being a most gifted pianist, he had great talent as a conductor, and organiser of many schemes.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
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