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 with the intention to bring bad or illegal results.
    • 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

Portuguese[edit]

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conspire

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of conspirar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of conspirar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of conspirar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of conspirar

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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.