• WordNet 3.6
    • v collude 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Collude 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • collude To conspire in a fraud or deception; act in concert through a secret understanding; play into one another's hands. See collusion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Collude kol-ūd′ to play into each other's hand: to act in concert, esp. in a fraud
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. colludere, -lusum,; col-, + ludere, to play. See Ludicrous
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. colludĕre, collusum, from col, and ludĕre, to play.


In literature:

It was communism all over: a superpower buying influence and colluding with corrupt elites to rob their own nations blind.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Associated Words: collude, collusion, collusive, connivance.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The process of the Exchequer colludes with this interest.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Why Major-General M'Dowall (then commanding our forces) should collude with Pil Garlic, is past our understanding.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843" by Various
All collud people has to have a pass w'en they went travelin'; free as well as slaves.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
Collud people had no preacher but dey had leader.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
W'en Brer Rabbit see Mr. Man, he squot behime a collud leaf, but 't wa'n't no use.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
W'en Brer Rabbit see Mr. Man, he squot behime a collud leaf, but 't wa'n't no use.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
The Virginians, a hundred years afterwards, suspected Governor Dunmore of colluding with Indians.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell

In news:

In the 1907 "42 Kids," with its swarm of boys skinny-dipping in the East River, his painterly and caricatural ease collude so effectively that the figures read as cartoons.
Romney Campaign, Media Collude in Unprecedented Politicization of Benghazi Attack.
Growth and Government Collude in Creating a Hazard.
Did Apple Collude with Publishers to Fix Prices on E-Books.
Equity Firms Like Bain Are Depicted as Colluding.
The NFL Players Association filed a complaint in federal court today, accusing the league of colluding to impose a secret salary cap during the uncapped 2010 season.
The Justice Department is warning Apple and five big publishers that it may sue them for colluding to increase the price of electronic books.
Two plaintiffs in an anti-trust lawsuit claim that Apple and five publishers colluded to drive up Amazon's low e-book prices, raising profits for publishers and making Apple's iPad more competitive against Amazon's Kindle.
The ACA contends the suit demonstrates broadcasters collude on retransmission.
Are foreign publishers colluding to keep advances down.
The European Commission accused the Dutch brewer Heineken and its Danish counterpart Carlsberg of colluding to avoid head-to-head competition in each company's home beer market.
Apple dismissed claims by the Department of Justice that it colluded with publishers to control the price of e-books.
Two US peace activists who were turned back at the border are asking why Canada is colluding with the American government in suppressing voices opposed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
For the second time in less than a month, a Republican legislator has expressed their suspicion that Colorado's leaders are actively colluding with the White House for the express purpose of embarrassing them.
Lawsuit says buyout firms colluded on deals.

In science:

The system consists of n nodes, out of which up to t < 1 3 n may be Byzantine , i.e., behave arbitrarily and collude together.
Simple Gradecast Based Algorithms
The maximum number of colluding players will be denoted by l (collusion threshold) with l ≤ n − 2.
Reduce to the Max: A Simple Approach for Massive-Scale Privacy-Preserving Collaborative Network Measurements (Extended Version)
Moreover, the generation of RS ensures that the individual ri ’s can not be inferred by other players — provided that the number of colluding players remains below the colluding threshold l.
Reduce to the Max: A Simple Approach for Massive-Scale Privacy-Preserving Collaborative Network Measurements (Extended Version)
While, in the authors concentrated on one problem regarding ensuring the integrity and correctness of user’s data in the Cloud through proposing an efficient and resilient scheme against malicious data modification attack, and even server colluding attacks.
IDPS: An Integrated Intrusion Handling Model for Cloud
AuthSrv and VoteSrv to record all information: this threat must be countered by the system managers 3. if at least two system managers collude in violating the system 4. by installing a sniffer on the voter machine: the protocol does not provide any countermeasure to this threat.
A modular eballot system - V0.6
In this case the AuthSrv does not know and cannot compute the VoteAuthorization, so even if the AuthSysMgr would collude with the VoteSysMgr, they will not be able to obtain information on which voter has which VoteAuthorization.
A modular eballot system - V0.6
The Document Object Model (DOM) allows scripts of this kind to fully traverse and extract all elements of the HTML page. A script can return the extracted elements to the attacker in a number of ways, including passing them as arguments to a CGI script on a colluding web server.
Attacks on Local Searching Tools
In particular, this paper first investigates security in the pr esence of colluding eavesdroppers, where eavesdroppers are assumed to work together in decoding stored information.
Optimal Locally Repairable and Secure Codes for Distributed Storage Systems
Our focus in this paper is on passive eavesdroppers located at multiple nodes in the DSS that can collude in attempting to gain an understanding of the stored data.
Optimal Locally Repairable and Secure Codes for Distributed Storage Systems
But, faced a bad force colluded each other, only the self-discipline is invalid for the completion of a society. Therefore, excessively emphasized consciousness but no restriction with laws is adverse for country or nation.
Synergetic Application, Equations on Rule of Law and Two-Party Mechanism
A code as in Definition 1 will be called a n users, and has resilience K in the sense of being capable of identifying K or fewer colluders; see Trappe et al. (2003) for more details.
Anti-Collusion Digital Fingerprinting Codes via Partially Cover-Free Families
Were the banks involved in LIBOR colluding? If so, who? 3.
Interest Rate Manipulation Detection using Time Series Clustering Approach
Another reason is the lack of exposure of the local banks to the toxic portfolio components of subprime lending. There are not evidence that they were attempting to manipulate the rates by colluding with one another. Thus, for question 3, we can safely say that SIBOR is not manipulated during the financial crisis.
Interest Rate Manipulation Detection using Time Series Clustering Approach
Also for other θ ∈ M, θ ≈ a/q , the summands should all point in a limited number of directions, colluding to give a large contribution to SN .
From Apollonius To Zaremba: Local-Global Phenomena in Thin Orbits