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Synonyms for machinate

to work out a secret plan to achieve an evil or illegal end

Synonyms for machinate

arrange by systematic planning and united effort

engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

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Then, Rahman Malik said that your observations are correct, but is it the government machinating all this.
It is only here, finally, in the presence of the Greek heroes, that the power of machinating Thetis and of his elegiac amor, both of which had contrived to block Achilles' entry into Homeric manhood, melt away, as the armour in Achilles' hand unites his totum pectus with his true "masculine essence", his epic destiny, Troy: totoque in pectore Troia est.
In conclusion, had the west, after being defeated by Muslims in the reign of Islamic Caliphate, remained machinating collapse of Muslims and glorifying the great achievements reached by the once exalted Romanian State and conquests of its great men, the whole world would have remained experiencing darkness of the medieval ages.
Gardening emerged in the 1670s and 1680s as an expression of political and social kinship between Dutch and English diplomats and politicians who were machinating for the wholesale importation of the House of Orange as Britain's new royal house, supplanting the Stuarts and in so doing forming a bulwark against Catholic France.
Bennett's machinating figure of Stipe parallels the real-life CIA man Frank Carlucci, as his sinister, limping 'Dr Joe from Paris' does the club-footed Sidney Gottlieb, alias Joseph Scheider, a CIA specialist in covert elimination; Gottlieb was sent from the USA to carry out the killing, with a bag of tricks including anthrax and other viruses, plus poisoned toothpaste, but in the event did not succeed.