machinate

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

Definition of machinate

machinated

;

machinating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to plan or plot especially to do harm

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  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


First Known Use: 1537



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