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con·spire

 (kən-spīr′)
v. con·spired, con·spir·ing, con·spires
v.intr.
1. To plan together secretly to commit an illegal or wrongful act or accomplish a legal purpose through illegal action.
2. To join or act together; combine: "Semisweet chocolate, cocoa powder, espresso, Cognac, and vanilla all conspire to intensify [the cake's] flavor" (Sally Schneider).
v.tr.
To plan or plot secretly.

[Middle English conspiren, from Old French, from Latin cōnspīrāre : com-, com- + spīrāre, to breathe.]

con·spir′er n.
con·spir′ing·ly adv.

conspire

(kənˈspaɪə)
vb
1. to plan or agree on (a crime or harmful act) together in secret
2. (intr) to act together towards some end as if by design: the elements conspired to spoil our picnic.
[C14: from Old French conspirer, from Latin conspīrāre to plot together, literally: to breathe together, from spīrāre to breathe]
conˈspirer n

con•spire

(kənˈspaɪər)

v. -spired, -spir•ing. v.i.
1. to agree together, esp. secretly, to do something wrong, evil, or illegal.
2. to act or work together toward the same goal.
v.t.
3. to contrive; plot.
[1325–75; < Latin conspīrāre to act in harmony, conspire]

conspire


Past participle: conspired
Gerund: conspiring

Imperative
conspire
conspire
Present
I conspire
you conspire
he/she/it conspires
we conspire
you conspire
they conspire
Preterite
I conspired
you conspired
he/she/it conspired
we conspired
you conspired
they conspired
Present Continuous
I am conspiring
you are conspiring
he/she/it is conspiring
we are conspiring
you are conspiring
they are conspiring
Present Perfect
I have conspired
you have conspired
he/she/it has conspired
we have conspired
you have conspired
they have conspired
Past Continuous
I was conspiring
you were conspiring
he/she/it was conspiring
we were conspiring
you were conspiring
they were conspiring
Past Perfect
I had conspired
you had conspired
he/she/it had conspired
we had conspired
you had conspired
they had conspired
Future
I will conspire
you will conspire
he/she/it will conspire
we will conspire
you will conspire
they will conspire
Future Perfect
I will have conspired
you will have conspired
he/she/it will have conspired
we will have conspired
you will have conspired
they will have conspired
Future Continuous
I will be conspiring
you will be conspiring
he/she/it will be conspiring
we will be conspiring
you will be conspiring
they will be conspiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been conspiring
you have been conspiring
he/she/it has been conspiring
we have been conspiring
you have been conspiring
they have been conspiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been conspiring
you will have been conspiring
he/she/it will have been conspiring
we will have been conspiring
you will have been conspiring
they will have been conspiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been conspiring
you had been conspiring
he/she/it had been conspiring
we had been conspiring
you had been conspiring
they had been conspiring
Conditional
I would conspire
you would conspire
he/she/it would conspire
we would conspire
you would conspire
they would conspire
Past Conditional
I would have conspired
you would have conspired
he/she/it would have conspired
we would have conspired
you would have conspired
they would have conspired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.conspire - engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together; "They conspired to overthrow the government"
coconspire - conspire together; "The two men coconspired to cover up the Federal investigation"
plot - plan secretly, usually something illegal; "They plotted the overthrow of the government"
2.conspire - 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"

conspire

verb
1. plot, scheme, intrigue, devise, manoeuvre, contrive, machinate, plan, hatch treason I had a persecution complex and thought people were conspiring against me.
2. work together, combine, contribute, cooperate, concur, tend, conduce History and geography have conspired to bring Greece to a moment of decision.

conspire

verb
To work out a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end:
Translations
يَتَآمَر، يُدَبِّر مَكيدَه
spiknout se
sammensværge sig
gera samsæri gegn
rengti sąmoksląsąmokslassąmokslininkas
rīkot sazvērestībuslepus sadarboties
sprisahať sa
komplo düzenlemek

conspire

[kənˈspaɪəʳ] VI
1. [people] → conspirar
to conspire with sb against sth/sbconspirar con algn contra algo/algn
to conspire to do sthconspirar para hacer algo
2. [events] to conspire against/to do sthconjurarse or conspirar contra/para hacer algo

conspire

[kənˈspaɪər] vi
(= plot) [people] → conspirer, comploter
to conspire to do sth → comploter pour faire qch, conspirer pour faire qch
to conspire to [events, factors] → conspirer à
to conspire against (= be unfavourable to) [events, factors] → jouer contre

conspire

vi
(people)sich verschwören, sich zusammentun, konspirieren (form)(against gegen); to conspire (together) to do somethingsich verabreden or heimlich planen, etw zu tun
(events)zusammenkommen, sich verschwören (geh); (fate etc)sich verschwören (against gegen)

conspire

[kənˈspaɪəʳ] vi
a. (people) to conspire (with sb against sb/sth)congiurare or cospirare (con qn contro qn/qc)
b. (events) to conspire to do sthcontribuire a fare qc
everything had conspired to make him happy → tutto aveva contribuito a renderlo felice

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 ?
So that, through their zeal for him, they had all conspired, so far as in them lay, to muffle up the knowledge of this thing from others; and hence it was, that not till a considerable interval had elapsed, did it transpire upon the Pequod's decks.
The death of Mira, the absence of John, who had been her special comrade, the sadness of her mother, the isolation of the little house, and the pinching economies that went on within it, all conspired to depress a child who was so sensitive to beauty and harmony as Rebecca.
The num- ber of houses, too, conspired to give it advantage over the neighboring farms.
Delaford,--that place in which so much conspired to give her an interest; which she wished to be acquainted with, and yet desired to avoid.
These were her words: that thou, Mopo, and thy sister Baleka, and thy wives, had conspired together to give a child to me who would be childless.
All those minute circumstances belonging to private life and domestic character, all that gives verisimilitude to a narrative, and individuality to the persons introduced, is still known and remembered in Scotland; whereas in England, civilisation has been so long complete, that our ideas of our ancestors are only to be gleaned from musty records and chronicles, the authors of which seem perversely to have conspired to suppress in their narratives all interesting details, in order to find room for flowers of monkish eloquence, or trite reflections upon morals.
Thus all things conspired on this fateful day to produce the great scenic effect which decided the future life of Mademoiselle Cormon.
The Swede whom you once chased away from your country when he and his companion conspired with Nbeeda to steal me from you," replied Meriem.
That head has never conspired," murmured he, "but it matters not; we will see.
Some may wonder how it can happen that Agathocles, and his like, after infinite treacheries and cruelties, should live for long secure in his country, and defend himself from external enemies, and never be conspired against by his own citizens; seeing that many others, by means of cruelty, have never been able even in peaceful times to hold the state, still less in the doubtful times of war.
They foregathered at the top of a tenement-house in Tehama Street, an unsavoury quarter of the city, and, there calling for certain drinks, they conspired because they were conspirators by trade, officially known as the Third Three of the I.
But war, time, disease, and want had conspired to thin their number; and the sole representative of this once renowned family now stood in the hall of Marmaduke Temple.