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Synonyms of connive in English:


  • 1 wardens connived at offences in return for bribes
    deliberately ignore, overlook, not take into consideration, disregard, pass over, gloss over, take no notice of, take no account of, make allowances for, turn a blind eye to, close/shut one's eyes to, wink at, blink at, excuse, pardon, forgive, condone, let someone off with, let go, let pass;
    [Antonyms] condemn, punish
  • 2 the government had connived with security forces in permitting murder
    conspire, collude, be in collusion, collaborate, intrigue, be hand in glove, plot, participate in a conspiracy, scheme
    informal be in cahoots
    rare machinate, cabal, complot
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