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mas·ter·mind

mastermind

 
pronunciation:
mae str maInd
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: masterminds, masterminding, masterminded
definition: to cleverly plan and supervise the development of.
The army leaders masterminded the plot to depose the president.It was she who masterminded the plan to free the laboratory animals.
synonyms:
engineer
similar words:
develop, direct, execute, head, innovate, invent, lead, manage, oversee, run, supervise
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part of speech: noun
definition: a clever and intelligent person, esp. one who develops and directs plans, projects, or the like.
We consider her the mastermind of our department; she oversees our projects and finds solutions to problems that arise.
synonyms:
ace, expert, genius, master, pro, whiz, wizard
similar words:
virtuoso
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