connive - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/kəˈnaɪv/
present tense
I/you/we/theyconnive
he/she/itconnives
present participleconniving
past tenseconnived
past participleconnived
  1. 1
    to plan secretly, especially to do something that is illegal or immoral
    connive (with someone) to do something:

    The officials allegedly connived to take public funds for personal use.

  2. 2
    to ignore behaviour or an activity that is wrong, or to do nothing to stop it, so that you seem to approve of it
    connive at:

    Such crimes are common and are often connived at by the legal system.

derived word

connivance

noun [singular/uncountable]