Associations to the word «Machinate»

Noun

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Wiktionary

MACHINATE, verb. (transitive or intransitive) To devise a plot or secret plan; to conspire.

Dictionary definition

MACHINATE, verb. Arrange by systematic planning and united effort; "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office".
MACHINATE, verb. Engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together; "They conspired to overthrow the government".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats