verb (used without object), con·nived, con·niv·ing.
Origin of connive
Examples from the Web for conniver
No man dared contradict or oppose him, lest he should be denounced as a conniver of the plot, and arrested as a traitor.Royalty Restored|J. Fitzgerald Molloy
He is a drinker of strong wines, a conniver at evil for bribes: for a good sum he would teach "a felon"
Now, you have to show Bill or lose your reputation as a 'conniver.'The Woodcraft Girls at Camp|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
British Dictionary definitions for conniver
Word Origin for connive
Word Origin and History for conniver
c.1600, from Latin connivere, also conivere "to wink," hence, "to wink at (a crime), be secretly privy," from com- "together" (see com-) + base akin to nictare "to wink," from PIE root *kneigwh- (see nictitate). Related: Connived; conniving.