Meaning of “conspirator” in the English Dictionary

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"conspirator" in British English

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conspiratornoun [ C ]

uk /kənˈspɪr.ə.tər/ us /kənˈspɪr.ə.t̬ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • It was followed by a succession of wild cries, and with one accord the terror-stricken conspirators made for the highway. 
  • The astute conspirators had fully laid their plans as to what was to follow. 
  • The conspirators replied that they would be in readiness. 
  • Who are the conspirators hailing the Prince as their chief? 
  • You intend to arrest me as a conspirator! 

(Definition of “conspirator” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"conspirator" in American English

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conspiratornoun [ C ]

us /kənˈspɪr·ə·t̬ər/

a person who plans secretly with other people to do something bad, illegal, or against someone’s wishes

(Definition of “conspirator” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)