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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conspire, colludeverb

    act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose

    "The two companies conspired to cause the value of the stock to fall"


  1. colludeverb

    to act in concert with; to conspire

    Etymology: * From colludere, from con- and ludere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Colludeverb

    to have secretly a joint part or share in an action; to play into each other's hands; to conspire; to act in concert

    Etymology: [L. colludere, -lusum; col- + ludere to play. See Ludicrous.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Collude

    kol-ūd′, v.i. to play into each other's hand: to act in concert, esp. in a fraud.—ns. Collud′er; Collū′sion, act of colluding: a secret agreement to deceive: deceit.—adj. Collū′sive, fraudulently concerted: deceitful.—adv. Collū′sively. [L. colludĕre, collusum, from col, and ludĕre, to play.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of collude in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of collude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of collude in a Sentence

  1. The European Commission:

    The anticompetitive conduct subject to fines in this case concerns agreements to collude in procurement tenders for optical disk drives for laptops and desktops produced by Dell and Hewlett Packard (HP).

  2. Read MoreStone:

    To collude, I would have to have written him before. ... We would need a time machine to collude. i am anxious to rebut allegations that I had any improper or nefarious contact with any agent of the Russia state based on facts -- not misleading and salacious headlines.

  3. Robert Buschel:

    Roger Stone did not conspire, collude, or do any action to subvert the electoral process, sadly, these meritless lawsuits against Roger Stone is not an effective form of therapy for loss Democratic National Convention suffered in 2016.

  4. Luis Gutierrez:

    So today, they are going to bring over from the Senate a proposal, they are going to lift the caps and they're going to say, let's vote on our budget. Well, I say to everybody -- don't collude with this administration, vote against the budget.

  5. Ron Wyden:

    These emails show there is no longer a question of whether this campaign sought to collude with a hostile foreign power to subvert America’s democracy.

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  • KollaborierenGerman
  • faire collusion, comploter, colluderFrench
  • сговариватьсяRussian
  • konspirera, stå i maskopi, spela under täcketSwedish

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    assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
    • A. exacerbate
    • B. abet
    • C. descant
    • D. monish

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