Definition of connive in English:


Line breaks: con|nive
Pronunciation: /kəˈnʌɪv


[no object] (connive at/in)



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  • It was her the woman I had seen at the castle earlier, the one which I had believed to be an intruder, a conniver.
  • Adam bought it for me with the help of these two little connivers.
  • In flashbacks he is hampered with the unhappy task of being the innocent amid these connivers, but a stronger actor might have been able to make naïveté more interesting.


early 17th century: from French conniver or Latin connivere 'shut the eyes (to)', from con- 'together' + an unrecorded word related to nictare 'to wink'.

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