Definitions for machinateˈmæk əˌneɪt, ˈmæʃ ə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mach•i•nateˈmæk əˌneɪt, ˈmæʃ ə-(v.i.; v.t.)-nat•ed, -nat•ing.

  1. to plot, esp. with malevolent purpose.

Origin of machinate:

1590–1600; < L māchinātus, ptp. of māchinārī to invent, devise artfully


Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. conspire, cabal, complot, conjure, machinate(verb)

    engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

    "They conspired to overthrow the government"


  1. machinate(Verb)

    (transitive or intransitive) To devise, with others, a plot or secret plan; to conspire.

  2. Origin: From machinatus, past participle of machinari, from machina; see machine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Machinate(verb)

    to plan; to contrive; esp., to form a scheme with the purpose of doing harm; to contrive artfully; to plot

  2. Machinate(verb)

    to contrive, as a plot; to plot; as, to machinate evil


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