- to contrive or plot, especially artfully or with evil purpose: to machinate the overthrow of the government.
Origin of machinate
Related Words for machinatecollude, promote, devise, connive, contrive, conspire, invent, finagle, wangle, design, plan, hatch, cogitate, scheme, intrigue, engineer
Examples from the Web for machinate
Historical Examples of machinate
But we leave the beauteous Kate and her mischief-loving maiden, to plot and machinate against the unsuspecting lover.
- (usually tr) to contrive, plan, or devise (schemes, plots, etc)
Word Origin for machinate
"lay plots, intrigue," c.1600, a back-formation from machination, or else from Latin machinatus, past participle of machinari (see machination). Related: Machinated; machinating; machinator.