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conspire


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conspire  \Con*spire"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Conspired};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Conspiring}.]  [F.  conspirer,  L.  onspirare  to  blow 
  together,  harmonize,  agree,  plot;  con-  +  spirare  to  breathe, 
  blow.  See  {Spirit}.] 
  1.  To  make  an  agreement,  esp.  a  secret  agreement,  to  do  some 
  act  as  to  commit  treason  or  a  crime,  or  to  do  some 
  unlawful  deed;  to  plot  together. 
 
  They  conspired  against  [Joseph]  to  slay  him  --Gen. 
  xxxvii  18. 
 
  You  have  conspired  against  our  royal  person,  Joined 
  with  an  enemy  proclaimed.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  concur  to  one  end  to  agree. 
 
  The  press,  the  pulpit,  and  the  stage  Conspire  to 
  censure  and  expose  our  age.  --Roscommon. 
 
  Syn:  To  unite;  concur;  complot;  confederate;  league. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conspire  \Con*spire"\,  v.  t. 
  To  plot;  to  plan  to  combine  for 
 
  Angry  clouds  conspire  your  overthrow.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conspire 
  v  1:  enter  into  a  conspiracy;  "They  conspired  to  overthrow  the 
  government"  [syn:  {cabal},  {complot}] 
  2:  act  in  unison  or  agreement;  "These  two  factors  conspired  to 
  cause  the  stock  market  to  fall"  [syn:  {collude}] 




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