Definition of conspire
- accused of conspiring to overthrow the government
- conspired to monopolize and restrict trade
- Circumstances conspired to defeat his efforts.
- … the sun and the wind conspired to make splinters out of solid wood.
- —B. J. Oliphant
conspired to replace the leader with someone more easily influenced
foul weather and airline foul-ups seemed to be conspiring to ruin our vacation
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to secretly plan with someone to do something that is harmful or illegal
: to happen in a way that produces bad or unpleasant results
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