conspire

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See also: conspiré

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From Old French conspirer, from Latin conspirare, conspīrō, from con-, combining form of cum (with) + spīrō (breathe)

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conspire (third-person singular simple present conspires, present participle conspiring, simple past and past participle conspired)

  1. (intransitive) To secretly plot or make plans together, often used regarding something bad or illegal.
    • Bible, Genesis xxxvii. 18
      They conspired against [Joseph] to slay him.
  2. (intransitive) To agree, to concur to one end.
    • Roscommon
      The press, the pulpit, and the stage / Conspire to censure and expose our age.
    • 1744, Georg Friedrich Händel, Hercules, act 3, scene 5
      I feel my vanquish'd heart conspire
      To crown a flame by Heav'n approv'd.
  3. (transitive) To try to bring about.
    • Bishop Hall
    Angry clouds conspire your overthrow.

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French[edit]

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conspire

  1. first-person singular present indicative of conspirer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of conspirer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of conspirer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of conspirer
  5. second-person singular imperative of conspirer

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conspire

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of conspirar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of conspirar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of conspirar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of conspirar.