Machinated
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; to plot. ``How long will you machinate!'' --Sandys. [1913 Webster]

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  • machinated — mach·i·nate || mækɪneɪt v. contrive, manipulate, plot …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Machinating — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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 — (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 — /ˈmæʃəneɪt / (say mashuhnayt), /ˈmækəneɪt / (say makuhnayt) verb (t) (machinated, machinating) to contrive or devise, especially artfully or with evil purpose. {Latin māchinātus, past participle} –machinator, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

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