Synonyms of project
1 schemeDictionary • a local development project
scheme • a private pension scheme
plan • She met her creditors to propose a plan for making repayments.
job • Their main job is to preserve health rather than treat illness.
idea • It's a good idea to keep a stock of tins in the cupboard.
design • They drew up the design in a week.
programme • the programme for reform outlined by the Soviet President
operation • The company has converted its mail-order operation into an e-business.
activity • Activities range from canoeing to birdwatching.
proposal • the government's proposals to abolish free health care
venture • a Russian-American joint venture
enterprise • Horse breeding is a risky enterprise.
undertaking • Organizing the show has been a massive undertaking.
occupation • I was looking for an occupation which would allow me to travel.
proposition • I want to make you a business proposition.
plan of action
1 forecastDictionary • Africa's population is projected to double by 2025.
forecast • They forecast a defeat for the Prime Minister.
expect • We expect the talks will continue until tomorrow.
estimate • His personal riches were estimated at over £8 million.
predict • Nobody can predict what will happen.
reckon • The sale has been held up because the price is reckoned to be too high.
calculate • From this we can calculate the total mass in the galaxy.
gauge • See if you can gauge his reaction to the offer.
2 planDictionary • His projected visit to Washington had to be postponed.
plan • I had been planning a trip to the West Coast.
propose • I propose to spend my entire life travelling.
design • We may be able to design a course to suit your particular needs.
purpose • His life went in the direction that he purposed.
frame • A convention was set up to frame a constitution.
draft • He drafted a standard letter.
outline • The methods outlined in this book are only suggestions.
devise • We devised a scheme to help him.
contemplate • He contemplated a career as an army medical doctor.
contrive • The oil companies were accused of contriving a shortage of gasoline to justify price increases.
3 displaceDictionary • He projects his own thoughts and ideas onto her.
displace • A strong wind is all it would take to displace the stones.
move • She moved the sheaf of papers into position.
shift • We shifted the vans and used the area for skateboarding.
attribute • They attribute their success to external causes such as luck.
assign • Assign the letters of the alphabet their numerical values.
transpose • Genetic engineers transpose bits of material from one organism to another.
impute • It is unfair to impute blame to the employees.
4 launchDictionary • The hardware can be used for projecting nuclear missiles.
launch • A Delta II rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral early this morning.
shoot • He shot an arrow into the air.
throw • He spent hours throwing a tennis ball against a wall.
cast • She took a pebble and cast it into the water.
discharge • He was tried for unlawfully and dangerously discharging a weapon.
hurl • Groups of angry youths hurled stones at police.
fling • The woman flung the cup at him.
propel • The rocket is designed to propel the spacecraft.
5 stick outDictionary • A piece of metal projected out from the side.
stick out • Your label's sticking out.
extend • His legs extended from the bushes.
stand out • Her hair stood out in spikes.
bulge • He bulges out of his black T-shirt.
protrude • A huge round mass of rock protruded from the water.
overhang • The rock wall overhung the path at one point.
jut • The northern end of the island juts out.
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• Activities range from canoeing to birdwatching.
assignIf you assign a particular function or value to someone or something, you say they have it.
• Assign the letters of the alphabet their numerical values.
assignmentAn assignment is a task or piece of work that you are given to do, especially as part of your job or studies.
• The course involves written assignments and practical tests.
Thesaurus for project from the Collins English Thesaurus