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Examples of collude in a Sentence
The two companies had colluded to fix prices.
accused of colluding to block the sale of the vacant land
Recent Examples of collude from the Web
The Arab states also accuse Qatar of colluding with Iran.
For some people, the special counsel’s probe was unnecessary, a validation of a preposterous conspiracy theory about Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluding with Russia.
Two years ago, for example, Barry Bonds lost his arbitration proceeding after accusing MLB of colluding to blackball him after controversies surrounding his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Facing an accusation like that, Donald Trump Jr. obviously didn't want to sit around while the Times dribbled out information bolstering the speculation that the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia.
Afterward, Trump unleashed a series of tweets attacking FBI officials responsible for investigations into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's destruction of emails and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian agents.
The arrest of Manafort came as a result of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into the Russian meddling and whether anyone from the Trump campaign colluded.
Both the House and Senate intelligence panels have spent most of the year investigating Russian interference in the 2016 elections and whether Trump’s campaign in any way colluded with the Russians.
Some conservatives are arguing that the arms sale proves that Trump didn’t collude with the Russian government to interfere in last year’s presidential election.
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collude Has Latin Roots
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." The verb 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.
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