what is difference between collude and conspire
- From Latin colludere, from con- and ludere (“to play”).
- Rhymes: -uːd
collude (third-person singular simple present colludes, present participle colluding, simple past and past participle colluded)
- (intransitive) to act in concert with; to conspire
- to be in cahoots
- IPA(key): /kolˈlu.de/
- Rhymes: -ude
- (transitive) third-person singular present indicative of colludere
- second-person singular present active imperative of collūdō
From Middle English conspiren, from Old French conspirer, from Latin conspirare, conspīrō, from con- (combining form of cum (“with”)) + spīrō (“breathe”)
- IPA(key): /kənˈspaɪə(ɹ)/
- Rhymes: -aɪə(ɹ)
conspire (third-person singular simple present conspires, present participle conspiring, simple past and past participle conspired)
- (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.
- (intransitive) To agree, to concur to one end.
- 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.
- (transitive) To try to bring about.
- Bishop Hall
- Angry clouds conspire your overthrow.
- (secretly plot): collogue
- incorpse, scorpine
- Homophones: conspirent, conspires
- first-person singular present indicative of conspirer
- third-person singular present indicative of conspirer
- first-person singular present subjunctive of conspirer
- third-person singular present subjunctive of conspirer
- second-person singular imperative of conspirer
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of conspirar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of conspirar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of conspirar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of conspirar
- IPA(key): [konˈspire]
- third-person singular present subjunctive of conspira
- third-person plural present subjunctive of conspira
- IPA(key): /konsˈpiɾe/, [kõnsˈpi.ɾe]
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of conspirar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of conspirar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of conspirar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of conspirar.