verb (used without object), con·spired, con·spir·ing.
verb (used with object), con·spired, con·spir·ing.
- conspiracy of silence,
- conspiracy theory,
- constable glass,
- constable, john,
Origin of conspire
Examples from the Web for conspire
The girls very much wanted to conspire with me to make that happen.Jamie Lee Curtis and Naomi Foner on What It Means to Be ‘Very Good Girls’|Jamie Lee Curtis|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But ill-considered personal choices and the accidents of history always seemed to conspire against Marrero.Havana Bids Adios to Conrado Marrero, MLB’s Oldest Player|Peter C. Bjarkman|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They plot, conspire and work hand-in-hand toward the common goal of Jewish domination.
Steve Jobs and now Tim Cook did not conspire to undermine American labor and underpay Chinese workers.Latest Record Results Show Apple a Bigger Global Power Than Most Nations|Zachary Karabell|April 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
From Tuesday, the Sun and Saturn conspire to raise your self-esteem and the status others afford you—they are one and the same.
It is not necessary to conspire with a man in order to like him.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
It is full of combinations of parts which constitute wholes, and of means which conspire to ends.Theism|Robert Flint
All the world seemed to conspire to hurt him just at this most critical moment of his life!Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite|Anthony Trollope
Bagshot, one of a gang of thieves who conspire to break into the house of lady Bountiful.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
And against all the works of God: for all conspire to call the world to holiness and strict obedience to God.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
verb (when intr, sometimes foll by against)
Word Origin for conspire
late 14c., from Old French conspirer (14c.), from Latin conspirare "to agree, unite, plot," literally "to breathe together," from com- "together" (see com-) + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit (n.)). Or perhaps the notion is "to blow together" musical instruments, i.e., "To sound in unison." Related: Conspired; conspiring.