verb (used with or without object), mach·i·nat·ed, mach·i·nat·ing.
Origin of machinate
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
Word Origin for machinate
Word Origin and History 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.