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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
Kaspersky has gained an unwanted spotlight lately amid the Justice Department’s investigation headed by outside Special Counsel Robert Mueller into whether the Kremlin colluded with President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
As investigations intensify into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign, at least 10 White House officials and former aides have retained lawyers in conjunction with the probes, or are moving to do so.
The White House has downplayed Russia’s involvement, even as multiple investigations look into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials to sway the election.
The investigations into whether Republican President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election has dominated the news for nearly a year now.
Trump’s campaign has been the focus of congressional and FBI scrutiny in the past several months, as investigators dig into allegations his surrogates colluded with Russian officials to swing the election.
The meeting will come amid widening attention to an investigation into whether Trump associates colluded with Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Marc Kasowitz, a New York lawyer who represented Trump for more than 15 years, was selected late last month by Trump to handle the investigation into whether Russia colluded with his 2016 presidential campaign.
The White House has been buffeted by a series of negative headlines regarding the Russia investigation and whether associates of President Donald Trump colluded with Russia.
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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." 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.
COLLUDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of collude for English Language Learners
: to work with others secretly especially in order to do something illegal or dishonest
Legal Definition of collude
: to agree or cooperate secretly for a fraudulent or otherwise illegal purpose
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