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machinate

mach·i·nate

machinate

 
pronunciation:
mae kih neIt [or] mae shih neIt
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: machinated, machinates, machinating
definition: to invent, plot, scheme, or devise artfully, esp. with malicious intent.
synonyms:
contrive, intrigue, plot, scheme
similar words:
brew, cabal, collude, connive, conspire, design, finagle, invent, operate, trump up, wangle
derivation: machinator (n.)