Pronunciation Verb

conspire (conspires, present participle conspiring; past and past participle conspired)

  1. (intransitive) To secretly plot or make plans together, often with the intention to bring bad or illegal results.
    • Bible, Genesis xxxvii. 18
      They conspired against [Joseph] to slay him.
  2. (intransitive) To agree, to concur to one end.
    • Roscommon
      The press, the pulpit, and the stage / Conspire to censure and expose our age.
    • 1744, Georg Friedrich Händel, Hercules, act 3, scene 5
      I feel my vanquish'd heart conspire
      To crown a flame by Heav'n approv'd.
  3. (transitive) To try to bring about.
    • Bishop Hall
    Angry clouds conspire your overthrow.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • German: verschören
  • Portuguese: conspirar
  • Russian: замышля́ть

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