conspire

  • 1 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. Merriam… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 conspiré — Conspiré, [conspir]ée. part. pass. Il a la mesme signification que son verbe …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 conspire — con|spire [ kən spaır ] verb intransitive 1. ) to secretly plan with someone to do something bad or illegal: conspire (with someone) to do something: He is accused of conspiring with three others to sell cocaine. conspire against: Anyone… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 conspire — verb (I) 1 to plan something harmful or illegal together secretly: conspire (with sb) to do sth: He had conspired with an accomplice to rob the bank. | conspire against sb: Mentally ill people sometimes believe that relatives are conspiring… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 conspire — [[t]kənspa͟ɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] conspires, conspiring, conspired 1) V RECIP If two or more people or groups conspire to do something illegal or harmful, they make a secret agreement to do it. [pl n V to inf] They d conspired to overthrow the government …

    English dictionary

  • 15 conspire — v. 1) (D; intr.) to conspire against; with 2) (E) they conspired to overthrow the government * * * [kən spaɪə] with (D; intr.) to conspire against (E) they conspired to overthrow the government …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 conspire — To engage in conspiracy. Term carries with it the idea of agreement, concurrence and combination, and hence is inapplicable to a single person or thing, and one cannot agree or conspire with another who does not agree or conspire with him. See… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 17 conspire — To engage in conspiracy. Term carries with it the idea of agreement, concurrence and combination, and hence is inapplicable to a single person or thing, and one cannot agree or conspire with another who does not agree or conspire with him. See… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 conspire — verb (conspired; conspiring) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French conspirer, from Latin conspirare to be in harmony, conspire, from com + spirare to breathe Date: 14th century transitive verb plot, contrive intransitive verb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 conspire — conspirer, n. conspiringly, adv. /keuhn spuyeur /, v., conspired, conspiring. v.i. 1. to agree together, esp. secretly, to do something wrong, evil, or illegal: They conspired to kill the king. 2. to act or work together toward the same result or …

    Universalium

  • 20 conspire — verb a) To secretly plot or make plans together, often used regarding something bad or illegal. I feel my vanquishd heart conspire b) To agree, to concur to one end. To crown a flame by Heavn approvd. See Also …

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