[ mak-uh-neyt ]
/ ˈmæk əˌneɪt /
verb (used with or without object), mach·i·nat·ed, mach·i·nat·ing.
to contrive or plot, especially artfully or with evil purpose: to machinate the overthrow of the government.
Origin of machinate
Related formsmach·i·na·tor, nounun·mach·i·nat·ed, adjectiveun·mach·i·nat·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for machinate
But we leave the beauteous Kate and her mischief-loving maiden, to plot and machinate against the unsuspecting lover.
British Dictionary definitions for machinate
/ (ˈmækɪˌneɪt, ˈmæʃ-) /
(usually tr) to contrive, plan, or devise (schemes, plots, etc)
Derived Formsmachinator, noun
Word Origin for machinate
C17: from Latin māchinārī to plan, from māchina machine
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