conspire, collude

(verb) act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose; “The two companies conspired to cause the value of the stock to fall”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



collude (third-person singular simple present colludes, present participle colluding, simple past and past participle colluded)

(intransitive) to act in concert with; to conspire


• to be in cahoots

• conspire

• plot

• scheme


• loculed

Source: Wiktionary

Col*lude", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Colluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Colluding.] Etym: [L. colludere, -lusum; col- + ludere to play. See Ludicrous.]

Definition: To have secretly a joint part or share in an action; to play into each other's hands; to conspire; to act in concert. If they let things take their course, they will be represented as colluding with sedition. Burke.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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