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connive

Pronunciation: /kəˈnaɪv/

Translation of connive in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (plot) to connive (with sb) actuar* en complicidad or [formal] en connivencia (con algn)
    Example sentences
    • I believe that most public servants like their jobs, believe that they're acting in the public interest, would not consciously assist in or connive in something that was clearly morally wrong, let alone criminal.
    • We have handed special advisers immense power by conniving in their attempts to manage the flow of news.
    • The accusation that the king aimed at increasing the royal prerogative or deliberately connived at secret influence will not bear scrutiny.
    Example sentences
    • Married to a multimillionaire, she has hustled, harangued, conspired and connived to get Athens to the finish line.
    • And even worse, he may take the weekends to plan and conspire and connive and make sure that he isn't caught when he goes back on his shooting spree during the week.
    • They are scheming and conniving and sometimes thoughtlessly cruel, too.
    1.2 (cooperate) to connive at sth ser* cómplice en algo I refuse to connive at this deception me niego a ser cómplice en este engaño

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