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Meaning of CONSPIRE

Pronunciation:  kun'spIr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together; "They conspired to overthrow the government"
  2. [v]  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"
 

CONSPIRE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cabal, collude, complot, conjure, machinate
 
 See Also: coconspire, interact, plot

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Con*spire"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Conspired}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Conspiring}.] [F. conspirer, L. onspirare to blow
    together, harmonize, agree, plot; con- + spirare to breathe,
    blow. See {Spirit}.]
    1. To make an agreement, esp. a secret agreement, to do some
       act, as to commit treason or a crime, or to do some
       unlawful deed; to plot together.
    
             They conspired against [Joseph] to slay him. --Gen.
                                                   xxxvii. 18.
    
             You have conspired against our royal person, Joined
             with an enemy proclaimed.             --Shak.
    
    2. To concur to one end; to agree.
    
             The press, the pulpit, and the stage Conspire to
             censure and expose our age.           --Roscommon.
    
    Syn: To unite; concur; complot; confederate; league.
    
    
  2. \Con*spire"\, v. t.
    To plot; to plan; to combine for.
    
          Angry clouds conspire your overthrow.    --Bp. Hall.
    
    
 
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