Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun plant

4 senses of plant

Sense 1
plant, works, industrial plant -- (buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles")
       => building complex, complex -- (a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures)

Sense 2
plant, flora, plant life -- ((botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion)
       => organism, being -- (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)

Sense 3
plant -- (an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience)
       => actor, histrion, player, thespian, role player -- (a theatrical performer)

Sense 4
plant -- (something planted secretly for discovery by another; "the police used a plant to trick the thieves"; "he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant")
       => contrivance, stratagem, dodge -- (an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb plant

6 senses of plant

Sense 1
plant, set -- (put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 2
implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plant -- (fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum")
       => insert, infix, enter, introduce -- (put or introduce into something; "insert a picture into the text")

Sense 3
establish, found, plant, constitute, institute -- (set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department")
       => initiate, pioneer -- (take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants")

Sense 4
plant -- (place into a river; "plant fish")
       => stock -- (provide or furnish with a stock of something; "stock the larder with meat")

Sense 5
plant -- (place something or someone in a certain position in order to secretly observe or deceive; "Plant a spy in Moscow"; "plant bugs in the dissident's apartment")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 6
plant, implant -- (put firmly in the mind; "Plant a thought in the students' minds")
       => communicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put across -- (transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news")

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