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machinate

[ mak-uh-neyt ]
/ 藞m忙k 蓹藢ne瑟t /
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verb (used with or without object), mach路i路nat路ed, mach路i路nat路ing.
to contrive or plot, especially artfully or with evil purpose: to machinate the overthrow of the government.
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Origin of machinate

First recorded in 1540鈥50; from Latin m膩chin膩tus, past participle of m膩chin膩r墨 鈥渢o invent, contrive, devise artfully鈥; see origin at machine, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM machinate

mach路i路na路tor, nounun路mach路i路nat路ed, adjectiveun路mach路i路nat路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for machinate

machinate
/ (藞m忙k瑟藢ne瑟t, 藞m忙蕛-) /

verb
(usually tr) to contrive, plan, or devise (schemes, plots, etc)

Derived forms of machinate

machinator, noun

Word Origin for machinate

C17: from Latin m膩chin膩r墨 to plan, from m膩china machine
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