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CONNIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does connive mean? 

CONNIVE (verb)
  The verb CONNIVE has 2 senses:

1. encourage or assent to illegally or criminally
2. form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

  Familiarity information: CONNIVE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONNIVE (verb)


Sense 1connive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Encourage or assent to illegally or criminally

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "connive" is one way to...):

accede; acquiesce; assent (to agree or express agreement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2connive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

scheme; connive; intrigue

Hypernyms (to "connive" is one way to...):

plot (plan secretly, usually something illegal)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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