verb (used without object), con·nived, con·niv·ing.
- conning tower,
Origin of connive
Examples from the Web for connivers
Will you gentlemen be connivers at the legal lynching of an innocent man?Mountain|Clement Wood
Word Origin for connive
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.