- 1. plant, works, industrial plant, building complex, complex
- usage: buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
- 2. plant, flora, plant life, organism, being
- usage: (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
- 3. plant, actor, histrion, player, thespian, role player
- usage: an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience
- 4. plant, contrivance, stratagem, dodge
- usage: 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"
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- 1. plant, set, put, set, place, pose, position, lay
- usage: put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
- 2. implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plant, insert, infix, enter, introduce
- usage: fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
- 3. establish, found, plant, constitute, institute, initiate, pioneer
- usage: set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
- 4. plant, stock
- usage: place into a river; "plant fish"
- 5. plant, put, set, place, pose, position, lay
- usage: 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"
- 6. plant, implant, communicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put across
- usage: put firmly in the mind; "Plant a thought in the students' minds"
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