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Meaning of CONNIVE

Pronunciation:  ku'nIv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
  2. [v]  encourage or assent to illegally; in criminal behavior
 

CONNIVE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: intrigue, scheme
 
 See Also: accede, acquiesce, assent, plot

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Con*nive"\ (k[o^]n*n[imac]v"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
    {Connived} (-n[imac]vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Conniving}.] [L.
    connivere to shut the eyes, connive, fr. con- + (perh.) a
    word akin to nicere to beckon, nictare to wink.]
    1. To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink. [Obs.]
    
             The artist is to teach them how to nod judiciously,
             and to connive with either eye.       --Spectator.
    
    2. To close the eyes upon a fault; to wink (at); to fail or
       forbear by intention to discover an act; to permit a
       proceeding, as if not aware of it; -- usually followed by
       at.
    
             To connive at what it does not approve. --Jer.
                                                   Taylor.
    
             In many of these, the directors were heartily
             concurring; in most of them, they were encouraging,
             and sometimes commanding; in all they were
             conniving.                            --Burke.
    
             The government thought it expedient, occasionally,
             to connive at the violation of this rule.
                                                   --Macaulay.
    
    
  2. \Con*nive"\, v. t.
    To shut the eyes to; to overlook; to pretend not to see. [R.
    & Obs.] ``Divorces were not connived only, but with eye open
    allowed.'' --Milton.
    
    
 
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 Related Terms: accord, agree, angle, associate, be in cahoots, blink at, brew, cabal, coact, coadunate, cogitate, coincide, collaborate, collogue, collude, combine, complot, concoct, concur, condone, conjoin, conspire, contrive, cook up, cooperate, correspond, countermine, counterplot, devise, disregard, engineer, finagle, finesse, frame, frame up, happen together, harmonize, hatch, hatch a plot, hatch up, ignore, intrigue, join, lay a plot, machinate, maneuver, operate, overlook, plot, regard with indulgence, rig, scheme, synchronize, synergize, tolerate, unite, wangle, wink at
 

 

 

 

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