Conspiring
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 an agreement, esp. a secret agreement, to do some act, as to commit treason or a crime, or to do some unlawful deed; to plot together. [1913 Webster]

They conspired against [Joseph] to slay him. --Gen. xxxvii. 18. [1913 Webster]

You have conspired against our royal person, Joined with an enemy proclaimed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To concur to one end; to agree. [1913 Webster]

The press, the pulpit, and the stage Conspire to censure and expose our age. --Roscommon.

Syn: To unite; concur; complot; confederate; league. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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