- 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[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.
NAmE//kənˈspaɪər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they conspire
he / she / it conspires
past simple conspired
-ing form conspiring