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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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"
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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.
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collude

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

collude

[kəˈluːd] VIconfabularse (with con)
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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
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collude

vigemeinsame Sache machen (with mit)
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collude

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