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col·lude

 (kə-lo͞od′)
intr.v. col·lud·ed, col·lud·ing, col·ludes
To act together, often in secret, to achieve an illegal or improper purpose: "The managers and the union leaders regularly colluded to rob the plantations at the expense of the workers" (Daniel Wilkinson).

[Latin collūdere : com-, com- + lūdere, to play; see leid- in Indo-European roots.]

col·lud′er n.

collude

(kəˈluːd)
vb
(intr) to conspire together, esp in planning a fraud; connive
[C16: from Latin collūdere, literally: to play together, hence, conspire together, from com- together + lūdere to play]
colˈluder n

col•lude

(kəˈlud)

v.i. -lud•ed, -lud•ing.
to conspire to commit a fraud.
[1515–25; (< Middle French) < Latin collūdere to play together, collude with]

collude


Past participle: colluded
Gerund: colluding

Imperative
collude
collude
Present
I collude
you collude
he/she/it colludes
we collude
you collude
they collude
Preterite
I colluded
you colluded
he/she/it colluded
we colluded
you colluded
they colluded
Present Continuous
I am colluding
you are colluding
he/she/it is colluding
we are colluding
you are colluding
they are colluding
Present Perfect
I have colluded
you have colluded
he/she/it has colluded
we have colluded
you have colluded
they have colluded
Past Continuous
I was colluding
you were colluding
he/she/it was colluding
we were colluding
you were colluding
they were colluding
Past Perfect
I had colluded
you had colluded
he/she/it had colluded
we had colluded
you had colluded
they had colluded
Future
I will collude
you will collude
he/she/it will collude
we will collude
you will collude
they will collude
Future Perfect
I will have colluded
you will have colluded
he/she/it will have colluded
we will have colluded
you will have colluded
they will have colluded
Future Continuous
I will be colluding
you will be colluding
he/she/it will be colluding
we will be colluding
you will be colluding
they will be colluding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been colluding
you have been colluding
he/she/it has been colluding
we have been colluding
you have been colluding
they have been colluding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been colluding
you will have been colluding
he/she/it will have been colluding
we will have been colluding
you will have been colluding
they will have been colluding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been colluding
you had been colluding
he/she/it had been colluding
we had been colluding
you had been colluding
they had been colluding
Conditional
I would collude
you would collude
he/she/it would collude
we would collude
you would collude
they would collude
Past Conditional
I would have colluded
you would have colluded
he/she/it would have colluded
we would have colluded
you would have colluded
they would have colluded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.collude - act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose; "The two companies conspired to cause the value of the stock to fall"
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"

collude

verb conspire, scheme, plot, intrigue, collaborate, contrive, abet, connive, be in cahoots (informal), machinate Several local officials are in jail on charges of colluding with the Mafia.

collude

verb
To work out a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end:
Translations

collude

[kəˈluːd] VIconfabularse (with con)

collude

[kəˈluːd] vi (pejorative) [companies, officials] → s'associer
to collude to do sth → s'associer pour faire qch
to collude with sb → s'associer avec qn
to collude in sth → être de mèche dans qch

collude

vigemeinsame Sache machen (with mit)

collude

[kɒˈluːd] vi to collude with (frm) → mettersi d'accordo con
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