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con·spir·a·tor

 (kən-spîr′ə-tər)
n.
One that engages in a conspiracy.

con•spir•a•tor

(kənˈspɪr ə tər)

n.
a person who takes part in a conspiracy; plotter.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conspirator - a member of a conspiracyconspirator - a member of a conspiracy    
confederacy, conspiracy - a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

conspirator

noun plotter, intriguer, conspirer, traitor, schemer the conspirators who had planned to kill the King

conspirator

noun
One who assists a lawbreaker in a wrongful or criminal act:
Translations
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összeesküvő
samsærismaîur
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komplo kuran kişi

conspirator

[kənˈspɪrətəʳ] Nconspirador(a) m/f

conspirator

[kənˈspɪrətər] nconspirateur/trice m/f

conspirator

nVerschwörer(in) m(f)

conspirator

[kənˈspɪrətəʳ] ncospiratore/trice

conspire

(kənˈspaiə) verb
to plot or secretly make plans together. They conspired with the terrorists to overthrow the government.
conˈspiracy (-ˈspi-) plural conˈspiracies noun
(a plan made by) conspiring. The government discovered the conspiracy in time.
conˈspirator (-ˈspi-) noun
a person who conspires.
References in classic literature ?
Who and where is the false conspirator who says that I denounce the husband of my child
He has shown himself in this as in everything else, a cheat, a conspirator, a man of crooked ways, shifts, tricks, lying sophistries, heartless selfishness, cruel cynicism--" He stopped to catch his breath, and Sir Charles interposed a remonstrance.
Almost with the secrecy of a conspirator, he worked alone in this cellar, usually at night, and quite oblivious of the fact that sleep was a necessity to him and to the Sanders family.
Now, then, were a conspirator to fall into your hands, he would be most welcome.
And one of the most efficacious remedies that a prince can have against conspiracies is not to be hated and despised by the people, for he who conspires against a prince always expects to please them by his removal; but when the conspirator can only look forward to offending them, he will not have the courage to take such a course, for the difficulties that confront a conspirator are infinite.
not the first prince of the blood, not the king's uncle, but the base conspirator, the soul of every cabal, who pretends to lead the brave people who are weak enough to believe in the honor of a prince of the blood -- not the prince nearest to the throne, not the king's uncle, I repeat, but the murderer of Chalais, of Montmorency and of Cinq-Mars, who is playing now the same game he played long ago and who thinks that he will win the game because he has a new adversary -- instead of a man who threatened, a man who smiles.
Mulcahy knew that the mutiny, for the present at least, was dead; knew, too, that a change had come over Dan's usually respectful attitude towards him, and Horse Egan's laughter and frequent allusions to abortive conspiracies emphasised all that the conspirator had guessed.
He could not be an assassin, and it was repugnant to Monk to believe him to be a spy, but there was sufficient finesse and at the same time firmness in Athos to lead Monk to fancy he was a conspirator.
Oh, amigo George, my dear fellow- conspirator for the king - the king.
In one long row, around the great hall, were painted the portraits of the Doges of Venice (venerable fellows, with flowing white beards, for of the three hundred Senators eligible to the office, the oldest was usually chosen Doge,) and each had its complimentary inscription attached--till you came to the place that should have had Marino Faliero's picture in it, and that was blank and black--blank, except that it bore a terse inscription, saying that the conspirator had died for his crime.
He will be presented to you to-day, and confidentially will congratulate you on the danger which that conspirator has made you run.
A sort of Byronic hero--an amorous conspirator, it strikes me.