To connive is to cooperate secretly to do something wrong or illegal or to encourage wrong or illegal behavior.(verb)
When you create a secret plan to do something wrong with a friend, this is an example of connive.
See connive in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L conivere, to wink, connive < com-, intens. + base akin to nictare, to wink < IE base *knei-gwh-, to bend > Goth hneiwan, to bend, bow, OE hnigian, to bow (the head)
See connive in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb con·nived, con·niv·ing, con·nives
Origin: Latin cōnīvēre, connīvēre, to close the eyes.
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