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Definition of "conspire" []

  • To plan together secretly to commit an illegal or wrongful act or accomplish a legal purpose through illegal action. (verb-intransitive)
  • To join or act together; combine: "Semisweet chocolate, cocoa powder, espresso, Cognac, and vanilla all conspire to intensify [the cake's] flavor” ( Sally Schneider). (verb-intransitive)
  • To plan or plot secretly. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conspire" in a sentence
  • "To "conspire" is when 2 or more people plan to do something."
  • "“I would hardly use the word conspire to describe a harmless breakfast meeting, and I don’t think the party will be all that thrilled when they find out you’ve been spying on a senator, a congressman, and your secretary of state.”"
  • "The root meaning of the word conspire is "to breathe together," so it's no exaggeration to say that we're all in a vast conspiracy with the world's rainforests."