Definitions for: Machinate


[v] engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together; "They conspired to overthrow the government"
[v] arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"



Webster (1913) Definition: Mach"i*nate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Machinated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Machinating.] [L. machinatus, p. p. of
machinari to devise, plot. See Machine.]
To plan; to contrive; esp., to form a scheme with the purpose
of doing harm; to contrive artfully; to plot. ``How long will
you machinate!'' --Sandys.


Mach"i*nate, v. t.
To contrive, as a plot; to plot; as, to machinate evil.

Synonyms: cabal, complot, conjure, conspire, devise, get up, organise, organize, prepare

See Also: coconspire, initiate, lay, mount, pioneer, plot, put on, sandwich, set up, spatchcock

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