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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
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.
They are being charged with money laundering and tax evasion in the federal investigation into whether Trump's 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia.
Unlike the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, which were revealed earlier, the case of Papadopoulos has direct ties to the 2016 election, and whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence it.
The indictments represent the first cases to emerge from Mueller’s apparently wide-ranging investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russians to influence the outcome.
Mueller is also investigating whether Trump campaign officials colluded with the Russian efforts.
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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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