American English

Definition of conspire verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they conspire
    he / she / it conspires
    past simple conspired
    -ing form conspiring
    jump to other results
  1. 1[intransitive] to secretly plan with other people to do something illegal or harmful conspire (with somebody) (against somebody) They were accused of conspiring against the government. conspire (together) (to do something) They deny conspiring together to smuggle drugs. conspire (with somebody) (to do something) She admitted conspiring with her lover to murder her husband.
  2. 2[intransitive] (of events) to seem to work together to make something bad happen conspire against somebody/something Circumstances had conspired against them. conspire to do something Everything conspired to make her life a misery.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: conspire