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verb [intransitive] conspire pronunciation in American English /kənˈspaɪr/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyconspire
he/she/itconspires
present participleconspiring
past tenseconspired
past participleconspired
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  1. 1
    to secretly plan with someone to do something bad or illegal
    conspire (with someone) to do something: He is accused of conspiring with three others to sell cocaine.
    conspire against: Anyone suspected of conspiring against the regime was ruthlessly dealt with.
  2. 2
    if events conspire to produce a particular situation, they seem to be deliberately working together to cause problems for you
    conspire to do something: Falling demand and high interest rates have conspired to produce a big drop in profits.
    conspire against: It seemed that everything was conspiring against her.

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