machinator

machinate

[mak-uh-neyt]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), machinated, machinating.
to contrive or plot, especially artfully or with evil purpose: to machinate the overthrow of the government.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin māchinātus past participle of māchinārī to invent, contrive, devise artfully. See machine, -ate1

machinator, noun
unmachinated, adjective
unmachinating, adjective
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machinate (ˈmækɪˌneɪt, ˈmæʃ-)
 
vb
(usually tr) to contrive, plan, or devise (schemes, plots, etc)
 
[C17: from Latin māchinārī to plan, from māchinamachine]
 
'machinator
 
n

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machinate
c.1600, from L. machinat-, pp. stem of machinari (see machination). Related: Machinating.
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