AskDefine | Define machinate

Dictionary Definition

machinate

Verb

1 arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office" [syn: organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up]
2 engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together; "They conspired to overthrow the government" [syn: conspire, cabal, complot, conjure]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Verb

  1. (transitive or intransitive) To devise, with others, a plot or secret plan; to conspire.

Related terms

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

angle, brew, cabal, cogitate, collude, complot, concoct, connive, conspire, contrive, cook up, countermine, counterplot, devise, engineer, finagle, finesse, frame, frame up, gerrymander, hatch, hatch a plot, hatch up, intrigue, jockey, lay a plot, maneuver, manipulate, operate, play games, plot, pull strings, rig, scheme, wangle
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1