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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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The theme of the courtier as an opportunist and corrupt individual who is constantly machinating for his personal gain is present in both works.
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.
Did they believe the machinating party politicians could not be brought to heel by ordinary voters?
M'Kewn's overall appearance resembles many negative characters in Southwest humor; he is also an eavesdropper, thereby proving dangerous to the good characters, and, in this way, he may be likened to the hypocritical, machinating lurkers familiar in the Gothic tradition.
Although in the short-term Casimir quit France, the following year, when Henry defaulted on the second payment,(48) he sold his services to the machinating Anjou.
Even so, the Renaissance villa "was not an entirely moral dwelling," Boyle writes, but also a place of scheming and amoral machinating behind varying degrees of walled privacy and privilege, where women had only marginal roles at best (156).