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İngilizce - İngilizce
to pretend to be ignorant of something in order to escape blame
to be a wench
to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude
to plot or scheme
to be in collusion
{v} to wink at a fault, pass by, forbear
disapproval If one person connives with another to do something, they secretly try to achieve something which will benefit both of them. He accused ministers of conniving with foreign companies to tear up employment rights Senior politicians connived to ensure that he was not released. local authorities suspected of conniving with the Mafia
encourage or assent to illegally or criminally
To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink
{f} plot, scheme, conspire; pretend not to know about a wrongful or unlawful act and showing consent to the act; tolerate something that others oppose
To shut the eyes to; to overlook; to pretend not to see
form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
To close the eyes upon a fault; to wink (at); to fail or forbear by intention to discover an act; to permit a proceeding, as if not aware of it; usually followed by at
connive at
give one's silent approval to
That connives; conspiratorial
Present participle of connive
past of connive
{i} one who connives; one who condones a wrongdoing, one who tacitly permits a wrongdoing
One who connives
A person who connives
third-person singular of connive
disapproval If you describe someone as conniving, you mean you dislike them because they make secret plans in order to get things for themselves or harm other people. Edith was seen as a conniving, greedy woman. = scheming. a conniving person secretly tries to gain something or harm someone - used to show disapproval
acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"