Con*spire" (?), v. i. [imp. & p.p. Conspired (?); & vb.n. Conspiring.] [F. conspirer, L. onspirare to blow together, harmonize, agree, plot; con- + spirare to breathe, blow. See Spirit.]


To make an agreement, esp. a secret agreement, to do some act, as to commit treason or a crime, or to do some unlawful deed; to plot together.

They conspired against [Joseph] to slay him. Gen. xxxvii. 18.

You have conspired against our royal person, Joined with an enemy proclaimed. Shak.


To concur to one end; to agree.

The press, the pulpit, and the stage Conspire to censure and expose our age. Roscommon.

Syn. -- To unite; concur; complot; confederate; league.


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Con*spire", v. t.

To plot; to plan; to combine for.

Angry clouds conspire your overthrow. Bp. Hall.


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