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