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con·nive

 (kə-nīv′)
intr.v. con·nived, con·niv·ing, con·nives
1. To cooperate secretly in an illegal or wrongful action; collude: The dealers connived with customs officials to bring in narcotics.
2. To scheme; plot.
3. To feign ignorance of or fail to take measures against a wrong, thus implying tacit encouragement or consent: The guards were suspected of conniving at the prisoner's escape.

[Latin cōnīvēre, connīvēre, to close the eyes.]

con·niv′er n.
con·niv′er·y n.

connive

(kəˈnaɪv)
vb (intr)
1. to plot together, esp secretly; conspire
2. (Law) (foll by at) law to give assent or encouragement (to the commission of a wrong)
[C17: from French conniver, from Latin connīvēre to blink, hence, leave uncensured; -nīvēre related to nictāre to wink]
conˈniver n
conˈnivingly adv

con•nive

(kəˈnaɪv)

v.i. -nived, -niv•ing.
1. to cooperate secretly; conspire.
2. to give aid to wrongdoing by forbearing to act or speak (usu. fol. by at).
3. to be indulgent toward something others oppose or criticize (usu. fol. by at).
[1595–1605; (< French conniver) < Latin co(n)nīvēre to close the eyes in sleep, turn a blind eye]
con•niv′er, n.

connive


Past participle: connived
Gerund: conniving

Imperative
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Present
I connive
you connive
he/she/it connives
we connive
you connive
they connive
Preterite
I connived
you connived
he/she/it connived
we connived
you connived
they connived
Present Continuous
I am conniving
you are conniving
he/she/it is conniving
we are conniving
you are conniving
they are conniving
Present Perfect
I have connived
you have connived
he/she/it has connived
we have connived
you have connived
they have connived
Past Continuous
I was conniving
you were conniving
he/she/it was conniving
we were conniving
you were conniving
they were conniving
Past Perfect
I had connived
you had connived
he/she/it had connived
we had connived
you had connived
they had connived
Future
I will connive
you will connive
he/she/it will connive
we will connive
you will connive
they will connive
Future Perfect
I will have connived
you will have connived
he/she/it will have connived
we will have connived
you will have connived
they will have connived
Future Continuous
I will be conniving
you will be conniving
he/she/it will be conniving
we will be conniving
you will be conniving
they will be conniving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been conniving
you have been conniving
he/she/it has been conniving
we have been conniving
you have been conniving
they have been conniving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been conniving
you will have been conniving
he/she/it will have been conniving
we will have been conniving
you will have been conniving
they will have been conniving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been conniving
you had been conniving
he/she/it had been conniving
we had been conniving
you had been conniving
they had been conniving
Conditional
I would connive
you would connive
he/she/it would connive
we would connive
you would connive
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Past Conditional
I would have connived
you would have connived
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you would have connived
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.connive - encourage or assent to illegally or criminally
acquiesce, assent, accede - to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"
2.connive - form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
plot - plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow of the government"

connive

verb conspire, scheme, plot, intrigue, collude Senior politicians connived to ensure that he was not released.
connive at something turn a blind eye to, overlook, pass by, disregard, abet, wink at, look the other way, blink at, be a party to, be an accessory to, be in collusion with, let pass, shut your eyes to, lend yourself to, aid Mr Mandela suggested the government had connived at the violence.

connive

verb
To work out a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end:
phrasal verb
connive at
To pretend not to see:
Translations
يَتَغاضي عَن، يَتَواطَأ سِرّاً مع
přimhouřit oko nad
lukke øjnene for
hylma yfir
nuolaidžiautinuolaidžiavimaspro pirštus žiūrėti
iecietīgi izturētiesskatīties caur pirkstiem
göz yummaksuç ortaklığı yapmak

connive

[kəˈnaɪv] VI
1. (= condone) → hacer la vista gorda (at a)
2. (= conspire) → confabularse
to connive with sb to do sthconfabularse con algn para hacer algo

connive

[kəˈnaɪv] vi
(= act secretly) to connive with sb → être de connivence avec qn
to connive to do sth → agir de connivence pour faire qch
to connive with sb to do sth → être de connivence avec qn pour faire qch
to connive at sth (= participate in) [+ crime] → se rendre complice de qch
(= turn a blind eye) to connive at sth (= pretend not to notice) → fermer les yeux sur qch

connive

vi
(= conspire)sich verschwören, gemeinsame Sache machen; he’s a conniving little wretch (inf)er ist ein hinterhältiger Tropf (inf)
(= deliberately overlook) to connive at somethingetw stillschweigend dulden; to connive at a crimeeinem Verbrechen Vorschub leisten

connive

[kəˈnaɪv] vi to connive at (pej) (pretend not to notice) → chiudere un occhio su; (aid and abet) → essere connivente in

connive

(kəˈnaiv) verb
(with at) to make no attempt to hinder (something wrong or illegal). Her mother connived at the child's truancy.
conˈnivance noun
References in classic literature ?
By oldest right, by the divine affinity of virtue with itself, I find them, or rather not I but the Deity in me and in them derides and cancels the thick walls of individual character, relation, age, sex, circumstance, at which he usually connives, and now makes many one.
Is it not enough, my lord,' Mr Haredale continued, 'that I, as good a gentleman as you, must hold my property, such as it is, by a trick at which the state connives because of these hard laws; and that we may not teach our youth in schools the common principles of right and wrong; but must we be denounced and ridden by such men as this
Thou must connive at her escape, Malvoisin, and I will transport her to some place of greater security and secrecy.