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Synonyms for connive

connive at something


Synonyms for connive

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

connive at: to pretend not to see

Synonyms for connive

encourage or assent to illegally or criminally

form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner

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He said some employers, who think they were being compassionate, sometimes connive with corps members to breach the rules and regulations of the scheme.
The spotlight-hogging female who connives to hide her ambition behind a mask of perkiness is much more irresistible as a villain than the established, successful, calculating male CEO.
Edward blusters and yells and connives, then Lila drops him in his tracks with a well-timed but ladylike, ``Oh, Edward, shut up
Along the way, Jake lies, connives and uses his charm to try to get home.
Rackstraw and Josephine plan to sneak away from the ship and get married, but the embittered seaman Dick Deadeye (the hilarious Gabriel Vega) connives to do what he can to thwart the lovers.