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Synonyms for design

Synonyms for design

to work out and arrange the parts or details of

to have in mind as a goal or purpose

an element or a component in a decorative composition

a method for making, doing, or accomplishing something

Synonyms for design

the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)

something intended as a guide for making something else

an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something

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plan something for a specific role or purpose or effect

create the design for

create designs

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conceive or fashion in the mind

intend or have as a purpose

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References in classic literature ?
But the design was, to its author's astonishment, to be paid for separately.
Among the branches of philosophy, I had, at an earlier period, given some attention to logic, and among those of the mathematics to geometrical analysis and algebra, -- three arts or sciences which ought, as I conceived, to contribute something to my design.
Confront your soldiers with the deed itself; never let them know your design.
Good, who understands such things, declared that, so far as he could see, the anatomical design of the skeleton is perfect down to the smallest bones.
The two first designs will be ready by the end of the week, to be paid for on delivery, according to the terms settled between us for my previous publications of the same size.
From that point, all the main events of the story are purposely foreshadowed before they take place -- my present design being to rouse the reader's interest in following the train of circumstances by which these foreseen events are brought about.
But I shall not anticipate the reader with further descriptions of this kind, because I reserve them for a greater work, which is now almost ready for the press; containing a general description of this empire, from its first erection, through along series of princes; with a particular account of their wars and politics, laws, learning, and religion; their plants and animals; their peculiar manners and customs, with other matters very curious and useful; my chief design at present being only to relate such events and transactions as happened to the public or to myself during a residence of about nine months in that empire.
If this be the design of it, who can so properly be the inquisitors for the nation as the representatives of the nation themselves?
But Edward foreseeing his design, approached him with heroic fortitude as soon as he entered the Room, and addressed him in the following Manner.
Some brought a few land-otter and sea-otter skins to barter, but in very scanty parcels; the greater number came prying about to gratify their curiosity, for they are said to be impertinently inquisitive; while not a few came with no other design than to pilfer; the laws of meum and tuum being but slightly respected among them.
Ellmother, having a design of her own to accomplish, ventured to speak more plainly.
The Ant, perceiving his design, stung him in the foot.
At this evidence of Mongolian barbarity the White Christians were so greatly incensed that they carried out their original design.
Neither must we forget that the Republic is but the third part of a still larger design which was to have included an ideal history of Athens, as well as a political and physical philosophy.
The impostors requested him very courteously to be so good as to come nearer their looms; and then asked him whether the design pleased him, and whether the colors were not very beautiful; at the same time pointing to the empty frames.