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collude

play
verb col·lude \kə-ˈlüd\

Simple Definition of collude

  • : to work with others secretly especially in order to do something illegal or dishonest

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of collude

colludedcolluding

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  conspire, plot <colluded to keep prices high>

Examples of collude in a sentence

  1. The two companies had colluded to fix prices.

  2. <accused of colluding to block the sale of the vacant land>



Did You Know?

Our English "lude" words ("allude," "collude," "delude," "elude," and "prelude") are based on the Latin verb ludere, meaning "to play." "Collude" dates back to 1525 and combines "ludere" and the prefix col-, meaning "with" or "together." "Collude" is younger than the related noun "collusion," which appeared sometime in the 14th century with the specific meaning "secret agreement or cooperation." Despite their playful history, "collude" and "collusion" have always suggested deceit or trickery rather than good-natured fun.

Origin of collude

Latin colludere, from com- + ludere to play, from ludus game — more at ludicrous


First Known Use: 1525


Law Dictionary

collude

play
intransitive verb col·lude \kə-ˈlüd\

Legal Definition of collude

colludedcolluding

  1. :  to agree or cooperate secretly for a fraudulent or otherwise illegal purpose





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