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machinate

[mak-uh-neyt] /ˈmæk əˌneɪt/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), machinated, machinating.
1.
to contrive or plot, especially artfully or with evil purpose:
to machinate the overthrow of the government.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin māchinātus past participle of māchinārī to invent, contrive, devise artfully. See machine, -ate1
Related forms
machinator, noun
unmachinated, adjective
unmachinating, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for machinator

machinate

/ˈmækɪˌneɪt; ˈmæʃ-/
verb
1.
(usually transitive) to contrive, plan, or devise (schemes, plots, etc)
Derived Forms
machinator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin māchinārī to plan, from māchinamachine
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Word Origin and History for machinator
n.

1610s, from Latin machinator, agent noun from past participle stem of machinari "design, contrive, plot" (see machine (n.)).

machinate

v.

"lay plots, intrigue," c.1600, a back-formation from machination, or else from Latin machinatus, past participle of machinari (see machination). Related: Machinated; machinating; machinator.

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