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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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machinate

verb
To work out a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end:
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Her six sprites garbed in quasi-exotic kimonos flitted and helped machinate the plot, although they often appeared more earthbound than heaven-sent.
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He began his ugly plan, which I indicated in a previous essay, by encouraging the so-called CyVirtue Protection AuthorityCO to machinate fragmentation within the Islah Party.
BETTING: 6-1 Vegas Boys, 7-1 Ceredig, 8-1 Cree, King of Charm, 10-1 Colonel Cotton, Drawback, Piccostar, Machinate, Mamichor, 12-1 others.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 5.30 Outofoil, 6.00 Brave Talk, 6.30 Espy, 7.00 Sutton Veny, 7.30 Into Wain, 8.00 Niran (nap), 8.30 Machinate.
Machinate was unable to take advantage of his lenient mark last time but he's had a short break since and I expect an improved performance.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 7.00 Too Grand, 7.30 Zarzu, 7.55 Sweet Sara, 8.25 Zantero, 8.55 Pelham Crescent, 9.20 Machinate.
MARK BRISBOURNE took his tally for the year to 11 wins when sending out veterans Buscador and Machinate to complete a handicap double in the hands of Richard Kingscote and Tom McLaughlin respectively, writes Will O'Hanlon.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.00 Blue Knight, 2.30 Cavendish, 3.00 Diktatorship, 3.30 Efistorm, 4.00 Teodora Adivina, 4.30 Tutor, 5.00 Machinate.
Ben Brisbourne can ride another winner for his father Mark in the Have A Happy Easter @ Pontin's Amateur Riders' Claiming Stakes (2.00) courtesy of Machinate.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 7.00 Machinate, 7.30 Stolt, 7.55 Marie Claude, 8.25 Dynamo Dave, 8.55 Sarraaf, 9.20 Twist Bookie.