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VERB (2)

1. arrange by systematic planning and united effort;
- Example: "machinate a plot"
- Example: "organize a strike"
- Example: "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
[syn: organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate]

2. engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together;
- Example: "They conspired to overthrow the government"
[syn: conspire, cabal, complot, conjure, machinate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Machinate \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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Machinate \Mach"i*nate\, v. t. To contrive, as a plot; to plot; as, to machinate evil. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

machinate v 1: arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office" [syn: organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate] 2: engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together; "They conspired to overthrow the government" [syn: conspire, cabal, complot, conjure, machinate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "machinate": angle, brew, cabal, cogitate, collude, complot, concoct, connive, conspire, contrive, cook up, countermine, counterplot, devise, engineer, finagle, finesse, frame, frame up, gerrymander, hatch, hatch a plot, hatch up, intrigue, jockey, lay a plot, maneuver, manipulate, operate, play games, plot, pull strings, rig, scheme, wangle