Definition of


  1. (verb, cognition) engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together
  2. (verb, cognition) act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose

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Synonyms of Conspire

cabal, collude, complot, conjure, machinate

Alternate forms of Conspire

Derivations: conspiracy, conspirative, conspirator

Hyponyms: coconspire

Hypernyms: interact, plot

Origin of the word Conspire

  1. c.1300, from O.Fr. conspirer, from L. conspirare "to agree, unite, plot," lit. "to breathe together," from com- "together" + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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