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conspire Explained

conspire at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


conspire at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1300, from O.Fr. conspirer, from L. conspirare "to agree, unite, plot," lit. "to breathe together," from com- "together" + spirare "to breathe." Conspiracy is from 1386; conspiracy theory is from 1909. ///

conspire at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [I] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: conspirer, from Latin conspirare 'to breathe together, agree, conspire', from com- ( COM-) + spirare 'to breathe']//
1 to secretly plan with someone else to do something illegal: conspiracy// conspire (with sb) to do sth// --All six men admitted conspiring to steal cars.// conspire against// --There was some evidence that he had been conspiring against the government.//
2 if events conspire to do something, they happen at the same time and make something bad happen: conspire to do sth// --Pollution and neglect have conspired to ruin the city.// conspire against// --Emily felt that everything was conspiring against her.//

conspire at French => English Of Explained:


conspiré at French => English Of Explained:


conspire at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

123 Moby Thesaurus words for "conspire":
accord, act in concert, act together, affiliate, agree, ally,
amalgamate, angle, associate, band, band together, be in cahoots,
be in league, brew, bunch, bunch up, cabal, cement a union,
centralize, club, club together, coact, coadunate, coalesce,
cogitate, coincide, collaborate, collogue, collude, combine,
come together, complot, concert, concoct, concord, concur,
confederate, conjoin, connive, consociate, consolidate, contrive,
cook up, cooperate, correspond, countermine, counterplot, couple,
devise, do business with, engineer, federalize, federate, finagle,
finesse, frame, frame up, fuse, gang, gang up, get heads together,
get together, go in partners, go in partnership, go partners,
hang together, happen together, harmonize, hatch, hatch a plot,
hatch up, hold together, hook up, hook up with, intrigue, join,
join forces, join fortunes with, join in, join together,
join up with, join with, keep together, lay a plot, league,
league together, machinate, make common cause, maneuver, marry,
merge, operate, organize, pair, pair off, partner, play ball, plot,
pull together, put heads together, reciprocate, rig, scheme,
stand together, stand up with, synchronize, synergize, team up,
team up with, team with, throw in together, throw in with, tie in,
tie in with, tie up, tie up with, unionize, unite, unite efforts,
unite with, wangle, wed, work together

conspire at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [V] ~ (with sb) (against sb) | ~ (together) to secretly plan with other people to do sth illegal or harmful:
They were accused of conspiring against the king. * They deny conspiring together to smuggle drugs. * She admitted conspiring with her lover to murder her husband.
2 ~ against sb/sth | ~ to do sth (written) (of events) to seem to work together to make sth bad happen:
[V] Circumstances had conspired against them. * [V to inf] Everything conspired to make her life a misery.

Conspire at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Conspire \Con*spire"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Conspired}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Conspiring}.] [F. conspirer, L. onspirare 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.

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

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

2. To concur to one end; to agree.

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

Syn: To unite; concur; complot; confederate; league.

Conspire \Con*spire"\, v. t.
To plot; to plan; to combine for.

Angry clouds conspire your overthrow. --Bp. Hall.

conspire at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear
together; "They conspired to overthrow the government"
[syn: {cabal}, {complot}, {conjure}, {machinate}]
2: act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful
or illegal purpose; "The two companies conspired to cause
the value of the stock to fall" [syn: {collude}]

conspire at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » conspiré



From Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » conspirare|lang=la, Inter: term » conspiro|conspīrō|lang=la, from Inter: term » con-|lang=la, combining form of Inter: term » cum||with|lang=la + Inter: term » spiro|spīrō|breathe|lang=la


* Inter: a » RP Inter: X-SAMPA » /k@n"spaI@(r)/
  • : Inter: rhymes » aɪə(r)


    Inter: en-verb » conspir|ing

  • To secretly plot or make plans together, often used regarding something bad or illegal.
    1. Inter: intransitiv » e To agree, to concur to one end.
    2. 1744, Translation: :w » Georg Friedrich Händel|Georg Friedrich Händel, Translation: :w » Hercules (Handel)|Hercules, act 3, scene 5
    3. : I feel my vanquishd heart conspire
    4. : To crown a flame by Heavn approv'd.
    5. To try to bring about.
    6. : Angry clouds conspire your overthrow. — Bp. Hall.


      Inter: trans-top » to secretly plot

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|تآمر|sc=Arab
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|заговорнича
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|陰謀|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|阴谋|tr=yīnmóu|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|密謀|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|密谋|tr=mìmóu|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|samenzweren
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|konspiri

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|juonitella
    • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|urdir
    • German: sich verschwören
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|συνωμοτώ|tr=synomotó|sc=Grek
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|összeesküszik, Inter: t- » hu|konspirál
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|замышлять, Inter: t+ » ru|сговариваться
    • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|cynllwynio

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to try to make things go a certain way
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * co-conspirator
    • conspirator
    • inspire
    • spirit
    • conspiracy



    * Inter: homophones » conspirent|conspires|lang=fr


    Inter: fr-verb-for » m
  • Inter: conjugation of » conspirer||1|s|pres|ind|lang=fr
    1. Inter: conjugation of » conspirer||3|s|pres|ind|lang=fr
    2. Inter: conjugation of » conspirer||1|s|pres|sub|lang=fr
    3. Inter: conjugation of » conspirer||1|s|pres|sub|lang=fr
    4. Inter: conjugation of » conspirer||2|s|imp|lang=fr



    Inter: es-verb-form » conspirar
  • Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=imperative|pers=2|formal=yes|number=singular|conspirar
    1. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=1|number=singular|conspirar
    2. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=2|formal=yes|number=singular|conspirar
    3. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ar|mood=subjunctive|tense=present|pers=3|number=singular|conspirar

    Translation: et » conspire
    Translation: el » conspire
    Translation: fr » conspire
    Translation: ko » conspire
    Translation: io » conspire
    Translation: hu » conspire
    Translation: mg » conspire
    Translation: ml » conspire
    Translation: my » conspire
    Translation: nl » conspire
    Translation: pl » conspire
    Translation: sm » conspire
    Translation: fi » conspire
    Translation: ta » conspire
    Translation: te » conspire
    Translation: vi » conspire
    Translation: zh » conspire

  • conspiré at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » conspire



    Inter: fr-past participl » e
  • Inter: past participle of » conspirer|lang=fr

  • Spanish


    Inter: es-verb-form » conspirar
  • Inter: es-verb form of » person=first-person|number=singular|tense=preterit|mood=indicative|ending=ar|conspirar

  • Translation: fr » conspiré
    Translation: mg » conspiré
    Translation: nl » conspiré