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Synonyms of 'mastermind'

(verb) 
Definition
to plan and direct a complex task or project
The finance minister will continue to mastermind economic reform.
Synonyms
plan
I had been planning a trip to the West Coast.
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manage
Managing your time is increasingly important.
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direct
She will direct day-to-day operations.
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organize
We need someone to help organize our campaign.
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devise
We devised a scheme to help him.
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conceive
I began to conceive a plan of attack.
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be the brains behind (informal)
(noun) 
Definition
a person who plans and directs a complex task or project
She was the mastermind behind the plan.
Synonyms
organizer
the organizers of the event
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director
He is the director of the unit.
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manager
a retired bank manager
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engineer
a fully qualified civil engineer
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brain(s) (informal)
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architect
the country's chief architect of economic reform
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genius
a 14-year-old mathematical genius
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planner
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intellect (informal)
My boss isn't a great intellect.
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rocket scientist (informal)
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brainbox

Additional synonyms

in the sense of architect
Definition
any planner or creator
the country's chief architect of economic reform
Synonyms
shaper,
deviser,
planner,
contriver,
prime mover,
initiator
in the sense of conceive
Definition
to form in the mind
I began to conceive a plan of attack.
in the sense of devise
Definition
to work out (something) in one's mind
We devised a scheme to help him.
Synonyms

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