Meaning of “machinate” in the English Dictionary

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"machinate" in British English

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machinateverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈmæʃ.ɪ.neɪt/ /ˈmæk.ɪ.neɪt/ us /ˈmæk.ə.neɪt/

to make secret plans in order to get an advantage

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