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[v] engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together; "They conspired to overthrow the government"
[v] arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"


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\Mach"i*nate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Machinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Machinating}.] [L. machinatus, p. p. of machinari to devise, plot. See {Machine}.] To plan; to contrive; esp., to form a scheme with the purpose of doing harm; to contrive artfully; to plot. ``How long will you machinate!'' --Sandys.
\Mach"i*nate\, v. t. To contrive, as a plot; to plot; as, to machinate evil.

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