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Meaning of MACHINATE

Pronunciation:  'maku`neyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together; "They conspired to overthrow the government"
  2. [v]  arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"

MACHINATE is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: cabal, complot, conjure, conspire, devise, get up, organise, organize, prepare
 See Also: coconspire, initiate, lay, mount, pioneer, plot, put on, sandwich, set up, spatchcock



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mach"i*nate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Machinated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Machinating}.] [L. machinatus, p. p. of
    machinari to devise, plot. See {Machine}.]
    To plan; to contrive; esp., to form a scheme with the purpose
    of doing harm; to contrive artfully; to plot. ``How long will
    you machinate!'' --Sandys.
  2. \Mach"i*nate\, v. t.
    To contrive, as a plot; to plot; as, to machinate evil.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: angle, brew, cabal, cogitate, collude, complot, concoct, connive, conspire, contrive, cook up, countermine, counterplot, devise, engineer, finagle, finesse, frame, frame up, gerrymander, hatch, hatch a plot, hatch up, intrigue, jockey, lay a plot, maneuver, manipulate, operate, play games, plot, pull strings, rig, scheme, wangle