machinate


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mach·i·nate

 (măk′ə-nāt′, măsh′-)
v. mach·i·nat·ed, mach·i·nat·ing, mach·i·nates
v.tr.
To devise (a scheme or plot).
v.intr.
To scheme or plot.

[Latin māchinārī, māchināt-, to design, contrive, from māchina, device; see machine.]

mach′i·na′tor n.

machinate

(ˈmækɪˌneɪt; ˈmæʃ-)
vb
(usually tr) to contrive, plan, or devise (schemes, plots, etc)
[C17: from Latin māchinārī to plan, from māchina machine]
ˈmachiˌnator n

mach•i•nate

(ˈmæk əˌneɪt, ˈmæʃ ə-)

v.i., v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
to plot, esp. with malevolent purpose.
[1590–1600; < Latin māchinātus, past participle of māchinārī to invent, devise artfully]
mach′i•na`tor, n.

machinate


Past participle: machinated
Gerund: machinating

Imperative
machinate
machinate
Present
I machinate
you machinate
he/she/it machinates
we machinate
you machinate
they machinate
Preterite
I machinated
you machinated
he/she/it machinated
we machinated
you machinated
they machinated
Present Continuous
I am machinating
you are machinating
he/she/it is machinating
we are machinating
you are machinating
they are machinating
Present Perfect
I have machinated
you have machinated
he/she/it has machinated
we have machinated
you have machinated
they have machinated
Past Continuous
I was machinating
you were machinating
he/she/it was machinating
we were machinating
you were machinating
they were machinating
Past Perfect
I had machinated
you had machinated
he/she/it had machinated
we had machinated
you had machinated
they had machinated
Future
I will machinate
you will machinate
he/she/it will machinate
we will machinate
you will machinate
they will machinate
Future Perfect
I will have machinated
you will have machinated
he/she/it will have machinated
we will have machinated
you will have machinated
they will have machinated
Future Continuous
I will be machinating
you will be machinating
he/she/it will be machinating
we will be machinating
you will be machinating
they will be machinating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been machinating
you have been machinating
he/she/it has been machinating
we have been machinating
you have been machinating
they have been machinating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been machinating
you will have been machinating
he/she/it will have been machinating
we will have been machinating
you will have been machinating
they will have been machinating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been machinating
you had been machinating
he/she/it had been machinating
we had been machinating
you had been machinating
they had been machinating
Conditional
I would machinate
you would machinate
he/she/it would machinate
we would machinate
you would machinate
they would machinate
Past Conditional
I would have machinated
you would have machinated
he/she/it would have machinated
we would have machinated
you would have machinated
they would have machinated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.machinate - arrange by systematic planning and united effortmachinate - arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
initiate, pioneer - take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
put on, mount - prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance; "mount a theater production"; "mount an attack"; "mount a play"
lay - prepare or position for action or operation; "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"
set up - begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.; "set up an election"
sandwich - make into a sandwich
spatchcock - prepare for eating if or as if a spatchcock; "spatchcock a guinea hen"
embattle - prepare for battle or conflict
2.machinate - 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"

machinate

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