Synonyms of design in English:

design


See definition of design

noun

1‘an architect submitted a design for the offices’

SYNONYMS

plan, blueprint, drawing, scale drawing, sketch, outline, map, plot, diagram, delineation, draft, depiction, representation, artist's impression, scheme, model, prototype, proposal

2‘tableware with a sophisticated black and gold design’

SYNONYMS

pattern, motif, device

style, arrangement, composition, make-up, layout, constitution, configuration, organization, construction, shape, form, formation, figure

3‘he was determined to carry out his design of reaching the top’

SYNONYMS

intention, aim, purpose, plan, intent, objective, object, goal, end, target, point, hope, desire, wish, dream, aspiration, ambition, idea


verb

1‘this simple church was designed by John Hicks in 1869’

SYNONYMS

plan, draw plans of, draw, sketch, outline, map out, plot, block out, delineate, draft, depict

2‘they designed a new kind of motor’

SYNONYMS

invent, originate, create, think up, come up with, devise, form, formulate, conceive

make, produce, develop, fashion, fabricate, forge, hatch, coin

informal dream up

3‘this paper is designed to provoke discussion’

SYNONYMS

intend, aim

devise, contrive, purpose, plan

tailor, fashion, make fitting, adjust, adapt, fit, gear, equip

mean, destine, orient


Phrases

    by design

      ‘as much as by accident as by design, the group found themselves in a strong position’

      SYNONYMS

      deliberately, intentionally, on purpose, purposefully

      knowingly, wittingly, consciously, premeditatedly, calculatedly

      ANTONYMS

      by accident, accidentally