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Synonyms of 'plant'

(noun) 
Definition
a living organism that grows in the ground and lacks the power of movement
Water each plant as often as required.
Synonyms
,
bush
Trees and bushes grow down to the water's edge.
,
vegetable
,
herb
, ,
shrub
(verb) 
Definition
to set (seeds or crops) into the ground to grow
He intends to plant fruit and vegetables.
Synonyms
,
scatter
He began by scattering seed and putting in plants.
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set out
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transplant
The operation to transplant a kidney is now fairly routine.
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implant
His father had implanted in him an ambition to obtain an education.
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put in the ground
(verb) 
They are going to plant the area with grass and trees.
Synonyms
,
sow
Yesterday the field opposite was sown with maize.
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implant
Doctors implanted an artificial heart into the 46-year-old man.
(verb) 
Definition
to place firmly in position
She planted her feet wide and bent her knees slightly.
Synonyms
place
Chairs were placed in rows for the parents.
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put
She put her bag on the floor.
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set
He took the case out of her hand and set it on the floor.
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settle
Right, that's settled then.
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fix
Fix the photo to the card using double-sided tape
(verb) 
So far no-one has admitted to planting the trap.
Synonyms
hide
He hid the bicycle in the hawthorn hedge.
, ,
place
Red meat was placed in the category below this.
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conceal
The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
(verb) 
Definition
to introduce into someone's mind
Sir Eric had evidently planted the idea in her mind.
Synonyms
, ,
establish
He has established himself as a pivotal figure in US politics.
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found
He founded the Centre for Journalism Studies.
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institute
We will institute a number of methods to improve safety.
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lodge
He has four weeks in which to lodge an appeal.
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insert
He took a key from his pocket and inserted it into the lock.
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sow the seeds of
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imbed

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Quotations

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not been discovered [Ralph Waldo EmersonFortune of the Republic]
Just now the lilac is in bloom,
All before my little room
[Rupert BrookeGrantchester]
(noun) 
Definition
a factory or workshop
The plant provides forty per cent of the country's electricity.
Synonyms
factory
He owned furniture factories in New York.
, , ,
yard
a railway yard
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mill
a textile mill
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foundry
(noun) 
Definition
mobile mechanical equipment for construction or road-making
Firms may invest in plant and equipment abroad where costs are cheaper.
Synonyms
machinery
Farmers import most of their machinery and materials.
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equipment
Exports of military equipment are banned.
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gear
The boat's steering gear failed.
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apparatus
He was rescued by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of apparatus
Definition
a collection of equipment used for a particular purpose
He was rescued by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.
Synonyms
materials,
tools,
implements,
utensils,
contraption (informal)
in the sense of bush
Definition
a dense cluster of such shrubs
Trees and bushes grow down to the water's edge.
Synonyms
shrub,
shrubbery
in the sense of conceal
Definition
to cover and hide
The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.

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