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conspirator

Syllabification: con·spir·a·tor
Pronunciation: /kənˈspirədər
 
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Definition of conspirator in English:

noun

A person who takes part in a conspiracy.
Example sentences
  • Mary and her conspirators openly discussed their plans in these encrypted letters, as they believed no one else would be able to read them.
  • Some government investigators believe other conspirators may be on the loose.
  • The jury watched a video showing some of the alleged conspirators in animated discussion.
Synonyms

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French conspirateur, from Latin conspirator, from conspirat- 'agreed, plotted', from the verb conspirare (see conspire).

Derivatives

conspiratorial

1
Pronunciation: /kənˌspirəˈtôrēəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • They have no compunction in turning to illegal, conspiratorial and criminal means to achieve their ends.
  • My point isn't that there's anything hidden or conspiratorial about it per se.
  • Witnesses and key players are bumped off left, right and centre as the maverick agents uncover murky, conspiratorial truths.

conspiratorially

2
Pronunciation: /kənˌspirəˈtôrēəlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • He concludes, conspiratorially, ‘I like to be here on the inside, as a weirdo.’
  • She's punishing us for being on Grandpa's side, for playing his little wine games and winking conspiratorially at him when he showed us how to dunk the peaches and feign nutritional content.
  • The police already have shut down the intersection, but restless crowds are gathering on the corners, among them a handful of college kids who link arms and mutter conspiratorially.

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