Synonyms of scheme in English:

scheme


See definition of scheme

noun

1‘adventurous fundraising schemes’

SYNONYMS

plan, project, plan of action, programme, strategy, stratagem, game plan

enterprise, venture, measure, move, course of action, line of action

system, procedure, design, formula, recipe

device, tactic, contrivance

proposal, proposition, suggestion, idea, blueprint

British informal wheeze

Australian informal lurk

archaic shift

2‘police uncovered a scheme to steal paintings worth more than $250,000’

SYNONYMS

plot, intrigue, conspiracy, secret plan

ruse, ploy, stratagem, manoeuvre, subterfuge

machinations

informal game, racket, scam, dodge

South African informal schlenter

3‘the sonnet's rhyme scheme’

SYNONYMS

arrangement, system, organization, configuration, pattern, format, layout, disposition

technical schema


verb

1‘he schemed to bring about the collapse of the government’

SYNONYMS

plot, hatch a plot, conspire, take part in a conspiracy, intrigue, connive, manoeuvre, plan, lay plans

rare machinate, cabal, complot