conspired to replace the leader with someone more easily influenced
foul weather and airline foul-ups seemed to be conspiring to ruin our vacation
Recent Examples on the WebThe instability, poor governance, corruption and mafia-style politicking, including a network of people-smuggling gangs, have all conspired to make this tragedy.—Alex Crawford, NBC News, 15 Sep. 2023 When another tariff in 1890 again threatened the sugar industry, these leaders conspired with U.S. Foreign Minister to Hawaii John L. Stevens to secure U.S. military backing and secretly carry out the overthrow, presumably to no longer pay tariffs.—Rachel Hatzipanagos, Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2023 He is charged in the Fulton County indictment with seven criminal counts, including conspiring to impersonate a public officer, to commit first-degree forgery, to make false statements and writings, and to file false documents.—Sarah D. Wire, Los Angeles Times, 11 Sep. 2023 Vallow also conspired to kill Tammy Daybell, Chad Daybell's first wife, in October 2019.—Audrey Conklin, Fox News, 6 Sep. 2023 Perry wasn’t indicted with Trump in the federal case alleging the former president conspired to defraud the country and obstruct Congress from counting Electoral College votes.—Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2023 With rising living costs, poor economic prospects and the demanding work culture conspiring against them, fewer Japanese today are opting to get married and have children.—Chris Lau, CNN, 2 Sep. 2023 The Utes say yes and have filed a lawsuit alleging that state officials conspired to effectively block the tribe from regaining control of part of its ancestral homelands.—Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Sep. 2023 She’s accused of conspiring to skim nearly $200,000 of public funding from a Jefferson County community service fund.—Ike Morgan | Imorgan@al.com, al, 1 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French conspirer, from Latin conspirare to be in harmony, conspire, from com- + spirare to breathe