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connived

verb
past tense of connive

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1 to secretly sympathize with or pretend ignorance of something improper or unlawful
  • the principal connived at all the school absences that were recorded on the day of the city's celebration of its Super Bowl victory

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2 to engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends
  • suspects that his coworkers are conniving to get him fired

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“Connived.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/connived. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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