- The definition of collude means to secretly work with someone on something illegal or deceitful.
A bank teller planning a bank robbery with a customer is an example of to collude.
collude definition by Webster's New World
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collude definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb col·lud·ed, col·lud·ing, col·ludes
To act together secretly to achieve a fraudulent, illegal, or deceitful purpose; conspire.
Origin: Latin collūdere : com-, com- + lūdere, to play; see leid- in Indo-European roots.
- col·ludˈer noun