Conspire meaning

kən-spīr'
To plan or plot secretly.
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To plan and act together secretly, esp. in order to commit a crime.
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To conspire is to work together and secret plans, or that events are happening that seem to lead to a particular situation or result.

When you and a friend get together and make a secret plan, this is an example of a time when you conspire.

When everything seems to go wrong at once, this is an example of a time when it might seem like fate conspires against you.

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To join or act together; combine.
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To plan together secretly to commit an illegal or wrongful act or accomplish a legal purpose through illegal action.
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To combine or work together for any purpose or toward any effect.

Events conspired to ruin him.

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To plan or plot.
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Origin of conspire

  • Middle English conspiren from Old French from Latin cōnspīrāre com- com- spīrāre to breathe
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition