conspire


conspire
con·spire /kən-'spīr/ vi con·spired, con·spir·ing [Latin conspirare to be in harmony, to join in an unlawful agreement, from com - together + spirare to breathe]: to join in a conspiracy compare solicit

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

conspire
I verb abet, act in combination, act in concert, act in harmony, agree, aid, associate, be banded together, be stealthy, cabal, calculate, coact, cohere, collude, combine, combine for some evil design, combine operations, concert, concoct a plot, concur, confederate, confederate for an unlawful purpose, coniurare, conjoin, connive, conspirare, contribute toward, contrive, cooperate, countermine, counterplot, cowork, design, devise, devise treachery, form a coalition, form plots, frame, hatch a plot, hold together, intrigue, join, join forces, league together, league with, machinate, make an agreement with, make secret arrangements, maneuver, participate in an unlawful scheme, plan, plan a crime, plan an unlawful act, plan secretly, plan to commit a crime, plot, plot an action in advance, plot craftily, plot together, scheme, take part in, take part with, unify, unite associated concepts: conspire to commit a crime, conspire I to defraud the United States Government II index combine (act in concert), connive, contrive, cooperate, maneuver, plan, plot, scheme

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Conspire — Con*spire , v. t. To plot; to plan; to combine for. [1913 Webster] Angry clouds conspire your overthrow. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conspire — Con*spire (k[o^]n*sp[imac]r ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Conspired} (k[o^]n*sp[imac]rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Conspiring}.] [F. conspirer, L. conspirare to blow together, harmonize, agree, plot; con + spirare to breathe, blow. See {Spirit}.] 1. To make… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conspire — [v1] plot, scheme with someone be in cahoots*, cabal, cogitate, collogue, collude, confederate, connive, contrive, cook up*, cooperate, devise, get in bed with*, hatch, intrigue, machinate, maneuver, operate, promote, put out a contract*, wangle …   New thesaurus

  • conspiré — conspiré, ée (kon spi ré, rée) part. passé. Tramé par conspiration. Sa perte conspirée par des ennemis secrets …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • conspire — late 14c., from O.Fr. conspirer (14c.), from L. conspirare to agree, unite, plot, lit. to breathe together, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + spirare to breathe (see SPIRIT (Cf. spirit)). Or perhaps the notion is to blow together musical… …   Etymology dictionary

  • conspiré — Conspiré, [conspir]ée. part. pass. Il a la mesme signification que son verbe …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • conspire — ► VERB 1) jointly make secret plans to commit a wrongful act. 2) (of circumstances) seem to be acting together in bringing about an unfortunate result. DERIVATIVES conspirator noun conspiratorial adjective conspiratorially adverb. ORIGIN Latin… …   English terms dictionary

  • conspire — [kən spīr′] vi. conspired, conspiring [ME conspiren < OFr conspirer < L conspirare, to breathe together, agree, unite < com , together + spirare, to breathe: see SPIRIT] 1. to plan and act together secretly, esp. in order to commit a… …   English World dictionary

  • conspire — UK [kənˈspaɪə(r)] / US [kənˈspaɪr] verb [intransitive] Word forms conspire : present tense I/you/we/they conspire he/she/it conspires present participle conspiring past tense conspired past participle conspired 1) to secretly plan with someone to …   English dictionary

  • conspire — con|spire [kənˈspaıə US ˈspaır] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: conspirer, from [i]Latin conspirare to breathe together, agree, conspire , from com ( COM ) + spirare to breathe ] 1.) to secretly plan with someone else to do something… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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