connive

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to plot or scheme
to pretend to be ignorant of something in order to escape blame
to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude
to be a wench
to be in collusion
{v} to wink at a fault, pass by, forbear
form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
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
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
To shut the eyes to; to overlook; to pretend not to see
{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 open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink
encourage or assent to illegally or criminally
connive at
give one's silent approval to
conniving
That connives; conspiratorial
conniving
Present participle of connive
connived
past of connive
conniver
{i} one who connives; one who condones a wrongdoing, one who tacitly permits a wrongdoing
conniver
One who connives
conniver
A person who connives
connives
third-person singular of connive
conniving
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
conniving
acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
conniving
used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"
connive

    Расстановка переносов

    con·nive

    Турецкое произношение

    kınayv

    Произношение

    /kəˈnīv/ /kəˈnaɪv/

    Этимология

    [ k&-'nIv ] (intransitive verb.) 1601. Circa 1600, from French conniver, from Latin conniveo, conivere (“to wink”) or directly from Latin, from com- (“together”) + base akin to nictō (“I wink”), from Proto-Indo-European *knei-gwh- (“to bend”).“” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001 See also English nictate (“to wink”), from same Latin base. Sense comes from extension of “to wink” into “to wink (at a crime), to be privy”.

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    connives, conniving, connived

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