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connive

con·nive

connive

 
 
pronunciation:
k naIv
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: connived, connives, conniving
definition 1: to join secretly in a plot; conspire (often fol. by with).
The policeman was conniving with the smugglers and sharing their profits.
synonyms:
collude, conspire
similar words:
cabal, plot, scheme
definition 2: to ignore or fail to report a wrongdoing, and thus tacitly support it (often fol. by at).
She connived at the cheating of her classmates.
synonyms:
wink at
similar words:
condone
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derivations: connivingly (adv.), conniver (n.)