machinate[mak′ə nāt′, mas̸h′-]
machinate definition by Webster's New World
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- machinator noun
machinate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb mach·i·nat·ed, mach·i·nat·ing, mach·i·nates verb, transitive
To devise (a plot).verb, intransitive
To engage in plotting.
Origin: Latin māchinārī, māchināt-, to design, contrive, from māchina, device; see machine.
- machˈi·naˌtor noun