- to contrive or plot, especially artfully or with evil purpose: to machinate the overthrow of the government.
Origin of machinate
Examples from the Web for machinator
You stand there silent, but you are the machinator of this plot.The Tyranny of the Dark
- (usually tr) to contrive, plan, or devise (schemes, plots, etc)
Word Origin and History for machinator
1610s, from Latin machinator, agent noun from past participle stem of machinari "design, contrive, plot" (see machine (n.)).
"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.