Definitions for machinateˈmæk əˌneɪt, ˈmæʃ ə-
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organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate(verb)
arrange by systematic planning and united effort
"machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
conspire, cabal, complot, conjure, machinate(verb)
engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together
"They conspired to overthrow the government"
(transitive or intransitive) To devise, with others, a plot or secret plan; to conspire.
Origin: From machinatus, past participle of machinari, from machina; see machine.
to plan; to contrive; esp., to form a scheme with the purpose of doing harm; to contrive artfully; to plot
to contrive, as a plot; to plot; as, to machinate evil
Origin: [L. machinatus, p. p. of machinari to devise, plot. See Machine.]
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