[ kuhn-spahyuhr ]
/ kənˈspaɪər /
verb (used without object), con·spired, con·spir·ing.
to agree together, especially secretly, to do something wrong, evil, or illegal: They conspired to kill the king.
to act or work together toward the same result or goal.
verb (used with object), con·spired, con·spir·ing.
to plot (something wrong, evil, or illegal).
Words nearby conspire
Origin of conspire
OTHER WORDS FROM conspire
con·spir·er, nouncon·spir·ing·ly, adverbnon·con·spir·ing, adjectivepre·con·spire, verb, pre·con·spired, pre·con·spir·ing.
un·con·spired, adjectiveun·con·spir·ing, adjectiveun·con·spir·ing·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH conspireconnive conspire
synonym study for conspire
1. See plot.
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British Dictionary definitions for conspirer
/ (kənˈspaɪə) /
verb (when intr, sometimes foll by against)
to plan or agree on (a crime or harmful act) together in secret
(intr) to act together towards some end as if by designthe elements conspired to spoil our picnic
Derived forms of conspireconspirer, nounconspiringly, adverb
Word Origin for conspire
C14: from Old French conspirer, from Latin conspīrāre to plot together, literally: to breathe together, from spīrāre to breathe
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