machinate

verb mach·i·nate \ ˈma-kə-ˌnāt , ˈma-shə- \

Definition of machinate

machinated; machinating
: to plan or plot especially to do harm
: to scheme or contrive to bring about : plot

machinator

play \-ˌnā-tər\ noun

Examples of machinate in a Sentence

  1. a trio of courtiers who were discovered to be machinating against the queen

  2. the hackers machinated a way to steal credit numbers from the company's Web site

Origin and Etymology of machinate

Latin machinatus, past participle of machinari, from machina machine, contrivance



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