machinate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin machinatus, past participle of machinari (to contrive, plan, devise, plot, scheme), from machina (a machine, contrivance, device, scheme); see machine.

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machinate (third-person singular simple present machinates, present participle machinating, simple past and past participle machinated)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) To devise a plot or secret plan; to conspire.
    • '2011, Ian Douglas Robertson, Turtle Hawks
      Had she already managed to machinate a cushy job for her husband?

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Participle[edit]

māchināte

  1. vocative masculine singular of māchinātus