Translation of connive in Spanish:

connive

Pronunciation: /kəˈnaɪv/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (plot) to connive (with sb) actuar* en complicidad or [formal] en connivencia (con algn)
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    • 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.
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    • 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.