- 1[intransitive, transitive] to make a secret plan to harm someone, especially a government or its leader synonym conspire plot (with somebody) (against somebody) They were accused of plotting against the state. plot something Military officers were suspected of plotting a coup. She spends every waking hour plotting her revenge. plot to do something They were plotting to overthrow the government.
- 2 [transitive] plot something (out) (on something) to mark something on a map, for example the position or course of something He plotted a new route across the Atlantic. The earthquake centers had been plotted (out) on a world map.
- 3 [transitive] plot something (out) (on something) to make a diagram or chart from some information We carefully plotted each patient's response to the drug on a chart.
- 4[transitive] plot something (on something) to mark points on a graph and draw a line or curve connecting them First, plot the temperature curve on the graph.
- 5[transitive] plot something to write the plot of a novel, play, etc. a tightly-plotted thriller
NAmE//plɑt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they plot
he / she / it plots
past simple plotted
-ing form plotting