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Definition 1: engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together - [verb of cognition]

Samples where machinate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They conspired to overthrow the government

Synonyms for machinate in the sense of this definition

(machinate is a kind of ...) plan secretly, usually something illegal

"They plotted the overthrow of the government"

(... is a kind of machinate ) conspire together

"The two men coconspired to cover up the Federal investigation"

Definition 2: arrange by systematic planning and united effort - [verb of creation]

Samples where machinate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • machinate a plot
  • organize a strike
  • devise a plan to take over the director's office

Synonyms for machinate in the sense of this definition

(machinate is a kind of ...) take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of

"This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"

(... is a kind of machinate ) prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance

"mount a theater production" "mount an attack" "mount a play"

(... is a kind of machinate ) prepare or position for action or operation

"lay a fire" "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"

(... is a kind of machinate ) begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.

"set up an election"

(... is a kind of machinate ) make into a sandwich

(... is a kind of machinate ) prepare for eating if or as if a spatchcock

"spatchcock a guinea hen"

(... is a kind of machinate ) prepare for battle or conflict

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