Machinate meaning

măkə-nāt, măsh-
To devise (a scheme or plot).
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To scheme or plot.
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To devise, plan, or plot artfully, esp. with evil intent.
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(transitive or intransitive) To devise a plot or secret plan; to conspire.
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Origin of machinate

  • Latin māchinārī māchināt- to design, contrive from māchina device machine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin machinatus, past participle of machinari (“to contrive, plan, devise, plot, scheme"), from machina (“a machine, contrivance, device, scheme"); see machine.

    From Wiktionary