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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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"
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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.
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conspire

verb
To work out a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end:
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
"I believe, and I repeat it to your Majesty, that the queen conspires against the power of the king, but I have not said against his honor."
Glimpses do ye seem to see of that mortally intolerable truth; that all deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea; while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore?
"Are we not conspirin' all we can, an' while we conspire are we not entitled to free dhrinks?