, -·nat·ed, -·nat·ing
to devise, plan, or plot artfully, esp. with evil intent
Origin of machinate; from Classical Latin machinatus, past participle of machinari, to devise, plan, plot ; from machina, machine
verbmach·i·nat·ed, mach·i·nat·ing, mach·i·nates
To devise (a scheme or plot).
To scheme or plot.
Origin of machinateLatin māchinārī, māchināt-, to design, contrive, from māchina, device; see machine.
(third-person singular simple present machinates, present participle machinating, simple past and past participle machinated)