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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
On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would try to protect Mueller, who is leading the probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
The court said Park colluded with senior government officials to blacklist artists critical of Park’s government to deny them state assistance programs.
Related The court ruled that Park colluded with her old friend, Choi Soon-sil, to receive millions of dollars from major conglomerates such as Samsung and Lotte to help Choi's family and fund non-profit foundations owned by her.
The court said Park colluded with senior government officials to blacklist artists critical of her government to deny them state assistance programs.
Is someone in the White House colluding with China?
The problem is they’ve been forced underground by the schools’ decision to collude to keep overhead low.
Hounshell is simply unconvinced by the publicly available evidence that Trump colluded with Russia.
But the special counsel is still probing whether Trump or his campaign colluded with the Russians, a person familiar with the matter said.
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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.
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
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