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conspire

[kuh n-spahyuh r] /kənˈspaɪər/
verb (used without object), conspired, conspiring.
1.
to agree together, especially 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 goal.
verb (used with object), conspired, conspiring.
3.
to plot (something wrong, evil, or illegal).
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Latin conspīrāre to act in harmony, conspire, equivalent to con- con- + spīrāre to breathe; see spirant, spirit
Related forms
conspirer, noun
conspiringly, adverb
nonconspiring, adjective
preconspire, verb, preconspired, preconspiring.
unconspired, adjective
unconspiring, adjective
unconspiringly, adverb
Can be confused
connive, conspire.
Synonyms
1. complot, intrigue. See plot. 2. combine, concur, cooperate.
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British Dictionary definitions for conspiringly

conspire

/kənˈspaɪə/
verb when intr, sometimes foll by against
1.
to plan or agree on (a crime or harmful act) together in secret
2.
(intransitive) to act together towards some end as if by design: the elements conspired to spoil our picnic
Derived Forms
conspirer, noun
conspiringly, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Old French conspirer, from Latin conspīrāre to plot together, literally: to breathe together, from spīrāre to breathe
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Word Origin and History for conspiringly

conspire

v.

late 14c., from Old French conspirer (14c.), from Latin conspirare "to agree, unite, plot," literally "to breathe together," from com- "together" (see com-) + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit (n.)). Or perhaps the notion is "to blow together" musical instruments, i.e., "To sound in unison." Related: Conspired; conspiring.

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