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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conspire, cabal, complot, conjure, machinateverb

    engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

    "They conspired to overthrow the government"

  2. 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. conspireverb

    To secretly plot or make plans together, often used regarding something bad or illegal.

  2. conspireverb

    To agree, to concur to one end.

  3. conspireverb

    To try to bring about.

    Angry clouds conspire your overthrow. uE000112896uE001 Bp. Hall.

  4. Etymology: From conspirare, conspiro, from con-, combining form of cum + spiro

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To CONSPIREverb

    Etymology: conspiro, Latin.

    Tell me what they deserve,
    That do conspire my death with devilish plots
    Of damned witchcraft? William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    What was it
    That mov’d pale Cassius to conspire? William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleop.

    They took great indignation, and conspired against the king. Bel. 28.

    Let the air be excluded; for that undermineth the body, and conspireth with the spirit of the body to dissolve it. Francis Bacon.

    There is in man a natural possibility to destroy the world; that is, to conspire to know no woman. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    The press, the pulpit, and the stage,
    Conspire to censure and expose our age. Wentworth Dillon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conspireverb

    to make an agreement, esp. a secret agreement, to do some act, as to commit treason or a crime, or to do some unlawful deed; to plot together

  2. Conspireverb

    to concur to one end; to agree

  3. Conspireverb

    to plot; to plan; to combine for

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conspire

    kon-spīr′, v.i. to plot or scheme together: to agree: to concur to one end.—v.t. to plan, devise.—n. Conspir′acy, the act of conspiring: a banding together for an evil purpose: a plot: concurrence.—adj. Conspir′ant, conspiring.—ns. Conspirā′tion, conspiracy; Conspir′ator, one who conspires:—fem. Conspir′atress.—adj. Conspiratō′rial.—n. Conspir′er (Shak.), conspirator.—adv. Conspir′ingly. [L. conspirārecon, together, spirāre, to breathe.]


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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conspire in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conspire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of conspire in a Sentence

  1. Mariah Smith:

    If peace holds and the government and security forces of Afghanistan have the chance to continue to modernize and develop if Afghanistan does not return to being a safe haven for terrorists that conspire to attack the U.S. and allied interests, if human rights, particularly for women and young people continue to improve, then yes it was worth it.

  2. Adam Schiff:

    While President Donald J. Trump stonewalls the public from learning the truth about President Donald J. Trump obstruction of justice, President Donald J. Trump and William Barr conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies, the coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase. This is un-American.

  3. Bobby Jindal:

    If these large forces can conspire to crush the First Amendment, it won't be long before they come after the Second Amendment.

  4. George Bernard Shaw:

    Make money and the whole nation will conspire to call you a gentleman.

  5. Brett Kavanaugh:

    It may not be our job to impose sanctions on him, but it is our job to make his pattern of revolting behavior clear — piece by painful piece. Aren’t we failing to fulfill our duty to the American people if we willingly ‘conspire’ with the president in an effort to conceal the true nature of his acts?

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