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"conspire" in British English

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conspireverb [I]

uk   /kənˈspaɪər/  us   /-ˈspaɪr/
to ​plansecretly with other ​people to do something ​bad, ​illegal, or against someone's ​wishes: [+ to infinitive] He ​felt that his ​colleagues were conspiring together toremove him from his ​job. As ​girls, the ​sisters used to conspire with each other againsttheirbrother.
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(Definition of conspire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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conspireverb [I]

 us   /kənˈspɑɪər/
to ​plansecretly with other ​people to do something ​bad, ​illegal, or against someone’s ​wishes: [+ to infinitive] Moore conspired with Graham to ​rob the ​bank. To conspire can also ​mean to make something ​happen that is ​difficult to do: [+ to infinitive] They ​somehow conspired to ​keep the ​theateralive when all ​governmentfundingended.
(Definition of conspire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “conspire”
in Spanish conspirar…
in Vietnamese âm mưu…
in Malaysian komplot…
in Thai ร่วมกันวางแผนอย่างลับ ๆ…
in French conspirer…
in German sich verschwören…
in Chinese (Simplified) 密谋, 共谋, 图谋…
in Turkish komplo kurmak, gizli plan yapmak…
in Russian устраивать заговор…
in Indonesian bersekongkol…
in Chinese (Traditional) 密謀, 共謀, 圖謀…
in Polish spiskować…
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