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  1. [noun] buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
    Synonyms: works, industrial

  2. [noun] a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    Synonyms: flora, life

  3. [noun] 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"

  4. [noun] an actor situated in the audience whose acting is rehearsed but seems spontaneous to the audience

  5. [verb] put or set (seeds or seedlings) into the ground; "Let's plant flowers in the garden"
    Synonyms: set

  6. [verb] fix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
    Synonyms: imengraft, embed, imbed

  7. [verb] set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
    Synonyms: establish, found, constitute, institute

  8. [verb] place into a river; "plant fish"

  9. [verb] 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"

  10. [verb] put firmly in the mind; "Plant a thought in the students' minds"
    Synonyms: im


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