verb (used with or without object), mach·i·nat·ed, mach·i·nat·ing.
- machine bolt
Origin of machinate
Examples from the Web for machinator
You stand there silent, but you are the machinator of this plot.The Tyranny of the Dark|Hamlin Garland
Word Origin for machinate
1610s, from Latin machinator, agent noun from past participle stem of machinari "design, contrive, plot" (see machine (n.)).
"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.