conspire

Definitions

  • Don Hemstitch and Conspirators
    Don Hemstitch and Conspirators
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v conspire engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together "They conspired to overthrow the government"
    • v conspire 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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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conspire To concur to one end; to agree. "The press, the pulpit, and the stage Conspire to censure and expose our age."
    • Conspire 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.""You have conspired against our royal person,
      Joined with an enemy proclaimed."
    • v. t Conspire To plot; to plan; to combine for. "Angry clouds conspire your overthrow."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • conspire Literally, to breathe together (with); breathe in unison or accord, as in singing.
    • conspire To agree by oath, covenant, or otherwise to commit a reprehensible or illegal act; engage in a conspiracy; plot; especially, hatch treason.
    • conspire Figuratively, to concur to one end; act in unison; contribute jointly to a certain result: as, all things conspired to make him prosperous.
    • conspire Synonyms To intrigue. To combine, concur, unite, cooperate.
    • conspire To plot; plan; devise; contrive; scheme for.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Conspire kon-spīr′ to plot or scheme together: to agree: to concur to one end
    • v.t Conspire to plan, devise
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
  • Norman Mailer
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    “Left-wingers are incapable of conspiring because they are all egomaniacs.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. conspirer, L. conspirare, to blow together, harmonize, agree, plot; con-, + spirare, to breathe, blow. See Spirit

Usage

In literature:

During the night of the 12th of February, 1446, the conspirators entered the Kremlin.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
Yet, when the Despot was attacked and murdered, it followed of necessity that the successful conspirator became in turn a tyrant.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
Everything made the 15th of September look like an auspicious date for the conspirators and those who believed in van Rensburg.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 2, May, 1915" by Various
I know how you have put yourself in the power of those conspirators.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
By the testimony of Mary Burton, Peggy Carey stood convicted as one of the conspirators.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
She has conspired with Sinnegisile and Gallomagus against your life!
"The Man-Wolf and Other Tales" by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
There art conspires with nature to produce peace.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
The details of the scheme had been carefully elaborated by Monroe and Wilton, after the ranks of the conspirators were full.
"Outward Bound" by Oliver Optic
La Caille boldly opposed the conspirators, and they resolved to kill him.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, August, 1863, No. 70" by Various
We have conspired against the head of the state, which is Mazarin.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
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In poetry:

Methinks I hear the full celestial choir,
Through Heaven's high dome their awful anthem raise;
Now chanting clear, and now they all conspire
To swell the lofty hymn from praise to praise.
"On Æolus's Harp" by James Thomson
Sublime retreat! belov'd! admir'd!
Whase rural charms sae aft conspir'd
To calm the raging breast, whan fir'd
'Gainst lawless power,
And yield, mid social sweets retir'd
Life's happier hour!
"The Links O' Forth : Or, A Parting Peep At The Carse O' Sterling" by Hector MacNeill
No discord here my spirit jars,
No artful smile my comfort mars,
For Nature's self is true;
Here beauty, grace, and peace conspire
To make my inmost soul desire
Some heart with kindred view.
"Mountain Brook" by Jared Barhite
Lastly weary and Jaded, with hunger opprest,
In a hut they chew goat's flesh, and court gentle rest;
But entomological hosts have conspired
To drive sleep from their eyelids, with clambering tired.
"The Alpine Club Man" by E W Bowling
O Lyttleton! my honour'd guest,
Could I describe thy generous breast,
Thy firm yet polish'd mind;
How public love adorns thy name,
How Fortune, too, conspires with Fame;
The song should please mankind.
"A Pastoral Ode. To the Hon. Sir Richard Lyttleton" by William Shenstone
Ten thousand fairies clad in green
Enliven the sequestered scene,
With noiseless dance and mirth,
And minstrelsy of heaven conspires
With liquid laughs and wind-played lyres
To charm the scenes of earth.
"Mountain Brook" by Jared Barhite

In news:

The judge found Daum guilty of conspiring to obstruct justice, three counts of obstruction of justice and two counts of inducing perjury.
The Pashas were convicted of conspiring to obstruct justice, the only charge they faced.
It is with great pride and great sadness that I announce that Felicia D'Ambrosio, who's been my cuilinary co-conspirator here on Meal Ticket since the day it began in October 2008, is leaving our little blog for an exciting full-time gig.
Police detective in Crossville, Tenn. Have arrested three Lowe's employees and charged them with conspiring to steal $18,000 in outdoor power equipment, according to a report in the Crossville Chronicle.
O ne of the subtler pleasures of the movie Milk is its vivid portrayal of those small rooms where the conspirators of the gay liberation movement first came together.
A Forestville man with three previous drug convictions was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for possessing and conspiring to distribute PCP , authorities said.
" That seems to be what Robert Redford is trying to do with his latest directorial effort, "The Conspirator.
Jon Johnson conspired to funnel federal rebuilding grants to his political campaign .
Jurors have convicted an Illinois powerbroker of conspiring to shake down the Oscar-winning producer of "Million Dollar Baby" for campaign cash.
Apple Inc and two publishers, Macmillan and Penguin, were accused by the US Justice Department of conspiring to fix prices of digital books to undermine Amazon.com Inc.'s dominance of the industry.
But whenever privilege and power conspire to pull us backward, the nation eventually rallies and moves forward.
Christian Reed Adams Annis, 17, was arrested Monday at Greenbrier High School for conspiring to kidnap and kill a classmate.
Not only has Rep Jase Bolger conspired with Rep Roy Schmidt to rig an election, his aggressiveness as Speaker of the House to trample on everyone but the wealthy and big corporations is distressing.
But hysterical tourists, jungle hookers, and ravenous oil companies conspire to send him on a different trip altogether.
Robert Redford's 'Conspirator' is stately to a fault.
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In science:

This all conspired to create a problem for the SNfactory supernova search pipeline.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
These effects conspire to reduce the overall number of primordial ob jects.
On the population of primordial star clusters in the presence of UV background radiation
Let us verify that all these corrections indeed conspire to cancel.
The space-time operator product expansion in string theory duals of field theories
The script to transform it in border gateway, it was also executed in this conspires.
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Again the tests were made beginning with 3 conspire and ending with the job of 11 equipments being nine gateways MPLS Linux.
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