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conspire

con·spire

conspire

 
pronunciation:
kn spaIr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: conspired, conspires, conspiring
definition 1: to secretly agree or plan to perform a crime or other wrongful act with another person or persons.
Three witnesses conspired to give false evidence.
synonyms:
cabal, collude, connive
similar words:
collaborate, intrigue, machinate, plot, scheme
definition 2: to act jointly for a common purpose or result.
Events conspired to delay our meeting.
similar words:
cabal, collude, cooperate
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to secretly agree, plan, or act to perform (a crime or other deed).
They conspired the destruction of an army base.
synonyms:
machinate, plot, scheme
similar words:
contrive
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derivations: conspiringly (adv.), conspirer (n.)
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