collude

[ kuh-lood ]
/ kəˈlud /

verb (used without object), col·lud·ed, col·lud·ing.

to act together through a secret understanding, especially with evil or harmful intent.
to conspire in a fraud.

Nearby words

  1. colloquial,
  2. colloquialism,
  3. colloquium,
  4. colloquy,
  5. collotype,
  6. collum,
  7. collun.,
  8. collunarium,
  9. collusion,
  10. collusive

Origin of collude

1515–25; (< Middle French) < Latin collūdere to play together, equivalent to col- col-1 + lūdere to play

Related formscol·lud·er, nounpre·col·lude, verb (used without object), pre·col·lud·ed, pre·col·lud·ing.

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British Dictionary definitions for colluder

collude

/ (kəˈluːd) /

verb

(intr) to conspire together, esp in planning a fraud; connive
Derived Formscolluder, noun

Word Origin for collude

C16: from Latin collūdere, literally: to play together, hence, conspire together, from com- together + lūdere to play

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Word Origin and History for colluder

collude

v.

1520s, from Latin colludere "act collusively," literally "to play with" (see collusion). Related: Colluded; colluding.

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