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