Definition of Machinate

1. Verb. Arrange by systematic planning and united effort. "Devise a plan to take over the director's office"




2. Verb. Engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together. "They machinate to move "; "They conspired to overthrow the government"
Exact synonyms: Cabal, Complot, Conjure, Conspire
Specialized synonyms: Coconspire
Generic synonyms: Plot
Derivative terms: Cabal, Conspiracy, Conspirative, Conspirator, Machination, Machinator

Definition of Machinate

1. v. i. To plan; to contrive; esp., to form a scheme with the purpose of doing harm; to contrive artfully; to plot.

2. v. t. To contrive, as a plot; to plot; as, to machinate evil.

Definition of Machinate

1. Verb. (''transitive'' or ''intransitive'') To devise, with others, a plot or secret plan; to conspire. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Machinate

1. [v -NATED, -NATING, -NATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Machinate

machicolate
machicolated
machicolates
machicolating
machicolation
machicolations
machicotage
machicote
machicotes
machilid
machilids
machinabilities
machinability
machinable
machinal
machinate (current term)
machinated
machinates
machinating
machination
machinations
machinator
machinators
machine-accessible
machine-controlled
machine-displayable text
machine-driven
machine-gun
machine-gunner

Literary usage of Machinate

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Though that enemy shall not overthrow it yet because it plots, and works, and machinate«, and would overthrow it, this is a defect in that peace. ..."

2. Labor Bulletin by Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics (1906)
"... В. А., в Regan, RS, 185 of machinate. HW Ireson, Lynn; ID Chestnut, Waltham. State District Lodge No. 4Î of Machinists (Boston AA Farnsworth, R. Keene, ..."

3. A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament: Including the Biblical by Wilhelm Gesenius, Edward Robinson (1844)
"... to make, to fabricate; eg in metal 1 K 7, 14 ; in wood, stone, see tj^n ; c. ace. of material 1 K. L c. — Metaph. to work, to devise, to machinate evil, ..."

4. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"... confederate and con- ' spire, and each of them did machinate, pro- ' pose, and int. ml h> beat, wound, and evilly ' treat the said William ..."

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