collude vs conspire what difference

what is difference between collude and conspire

English

Etymology

  • From Latin colludere, from con- and ludere (to play).

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -uːd

Verb

collude (third-person singular simple present colludes, present participle colluding, simple past and past participle colluded)

  1. (intransitive) to act in concert with; to conspire

Synonyms

  • to be in cahoots
  • conspire
  • plot
  • scheme

Related terms

  • collusion

Translations

Anagrams

  • loculed

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kolˈlu.de/
  • Rhymes: -ude

Verb

collude

  1. (transitive) third-person singular present indicative of colludere

Latin

Verb

collūde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of collūdō


English

Etymology

From Middle English conspiren, from Old French conspirer, from Latin conspirare, conspīrō, from con- (combining form of cum (with)) + spīrō (breathe)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kənˈspaɪə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -aɪə(ɹ)

Verb

conspire (third-person singular simple present conspires, present participle conspiring, simple past and past participle conspired)

  1. (intransitive) To secretly plot or make plans together, often with the intention to bring bad or illegal results.
    • They conspired against [Joseph] to slay him.
  2. (intransitive) To agree, to concur to one end.
    • Roscommon
      The press, the pulpit, and the stage / Conspire to censure and expose our age.
    • 1744, Georg Friedrich Händel, Hercules, act 3, scene 5
      I feel my vanquish’d heart conspire
      To crown a flame by Heav’n approv’d.
  3. (transitive) To try to bring about.
    • Bishop Hall
    Angry clouds conspire your overthrow.

Synonyms

  • (secretly plot): collogue

Related terms

  • co-conspirator
  • conspiracy
  • conspiration
  • conspirator
  • inspire
  • spirit

Translations

Anagrams

  • incorpse, scorpine

French

Pronunciation

  • Homophones: conspirent, conspires

Verb

conspire

  1. first-person singular present indicative of conspirer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of conspirer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of conspirer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of conspirer
  5. second-person singular imperative of conspirer

Portuguese

Verb

conspire

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of conspirar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of conspirar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of conspirar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of conspirar

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [konˈspire]

Verb

conspire

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of conspira
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of conspira

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /konsˈpiɾe/, [kõnsˈpi.ɾe]

Verb

conspire

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of conspirar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of conspirar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of conspirar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of conspirar.

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