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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 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.
President Donald Trump said that his campaign did not collude with Russians, and questioned the intent and legitimacy of some of the investigations.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is casting a wide net in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether President Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow.
According to prosecutors, Park colluded with Chung’s mother, Choi Soon-sil, to take about $26 million in bribes from Samsung and was promised tens of millions of dollars more from Samsung and other companies.
According to prosecutors, Park colluded with Choi to take about $26 million in bribes from Samsung and was promised tens of millions of dollars more from Samsung and other large companies.
The committee's seven Democrats are certainly interested in finding out whether Russians colluded with the Trump campaign and helped to elect him.
The committee’s seven Democrats are certainly interested in finding out whether Russians colluded with the Trump campaign and helped to elect him.
The developer contends city officials illegally colluded to deny him a permit to build a Safeway gas station in Crocker Village, his community of homes and stores under development in the former railyard next to Curtis Park.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of collude
Latin colludere, from com- + ludere to play, from ludus game — more at ludicrous
First Known Use: 1525
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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