Machinate
Machinate Mach"i*nate, v. t. To contrive, as a plot; to plot; as, to machinate evil. [1913 Webster]

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  • Machinate — Mach i*nate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Machinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Machinating}.] [L. machinatus, p. p. of machinari to devise, plot. See {Machine}.] To plan; to contrive; esp., to form a scheme with the purpose of doing harm; to contrive artfully;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • machinate — index connive, conspire, contrive, maneuver, plan, plot, scheme Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • machinate — (v.) lay plots, intrigue, c.1600, a back formation from machination, or else from L. machinatus, pp. of machinari (see MACHINATION (Cf. machination)). Related: Machinated; machinating; machinator …   Etymology dictionary

  • machinate — [v] maneuver, plot cogitate, collude, come up with, connive, conspire, contrive, design, devise, engineer, finagle, hatch, intrigue, invent, plan, play games*, promote, pull strings*, scheme, trump up*, wangle; concept 36 Ant. leave alone …   New thesaurus

  • machinate — [mak′ə nāt΄, mash′nāt΄] vi., vt. machinated, machinating [< L machinatus, pp. of machinari, to devise, plan, plot < machina,MACHINE] to devise, plan, or plot artfully, esp. with evil intent machinator n …   English World dictionary

  • machinate — machinator, n. /mak euh nayt /, v.i., v.t., machinated, machinating. to contrive or plot, esp. artfully or with evil purpose: to machinate the overthrow of the government. [1590 1600; < L machinatus ptp. of machinari to invent, contrive, devise… …   Universalium

  • machinate — verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Latin machinatus, past participle of machinari, from machina machine, contrivance Date: 1602 intransitive verb to plan or plot especially to do harm transitive verb to scheme or contrive to bring about ; plot •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • machinate — verb (transitive or intransitive) To devise, with others, a plot or secret plan; to conspire. See Also: machine, machination …   Wiktionary

  • machinate — Synonyms and related words: angle, brew, cabal, cogitate, collude, complot, concoct, connive, conspire, contrive, cook up, countermine, counterplot, devise, engineer, finagle, finesse, frame, frame up, gerrymander, hatch, hatch a plot, hatch up,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • machinate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. plot, plan. See cunning. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To work out a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end: collude, connive, conspire, intrigue, plot, scheme. See CRIMES, PLANNED …   English dictionary for students

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